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which was withdrawn before I could add it     this face. Printed in black and soft brown
to my collection.                             on a cream paper it is a delight to behold.
                                              Keep it simple is the motto for such good
  Mike Elliston chooses another well          design.
known book from the pen of John Ryder,
A Suite of Fleurons, which introduced           Owen Legg ?nds the chore of proof-
the novice to the excellent selection         reading and error checking (frequently
of ?eurons becoming available from            undertaken by his wife) makes him
Monotype under the guidance of Stanley        wonder if printing is so much a pleasure
Morison and Beatrice Warde. His initial       after all. He revives a typeface from the
letter O is formed from a group of such       early 1920s, Burlington from a German
?eurons in keeping with the text.             founder, I think, which was much copied in
                                              the inter-war years.
  A quotation from Printing for Pleasure is
the well hidden highlight of Paul Hatcher’s     Rachel Marsh reminds us that one
page: “I think you should dispense with       of John Ryder’s messages was that
any idea of running a small press as a        the amateur printer could and should
money-making venture”. This is so true        experiment “without fear of bankruptcy”.
if you do just want to print for pleasure.    So true, and so effectively presented here
Paul’s page is set newspaper style in lots    by Rachel; an excellent use of Albertus
of 7 point (!) Ionic with sub-headings in an  too, nicely set.
elderly condensed face reminiscent of the
early days of the multiple column news-         I have come across a number of pages
sheets.                                       from various private press printers on
                                              their experiments with using 3D printers
  John Holmes from New Zealand set            to turn a handful of undamaged letters
his page so simply and effectively in         from a rare face into a full font of a much
Monotype Garamond complete with the           desired typeface. John Miller explains how
rarely seen ct ligatures which enhance        the same technology can be used to print

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