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|  Schilling’s Gnome Border  |                      |  Ron Prosser   (9405)  |

            hat a wonderful society of friends   with a much crisper result. I have had
       Wwe are!                              great fun playing around with this font
         Following my article Some           which is called ‘Ron’s Gnomes 02’.
       Ruminations of 1894 in the July issue     If you would like to have some fun as
       of Small Printer commenting on Bob    well, then John or I will be pleased to
       Richardson’s article The Story of     send you a copy of the font to download.
       Soldan’s in the May issue, which was   They are mischievous little characters
       about the Gnome Border originally sold   and can add a little humour to any
       through Schilling & Co., John Miller of   appropriate piece of DTP printing.
       The Old Pals Press in Louth (member     Thank you, John, for your interest,
       8953) so enjoyed the these little gnome   expertise and further example of what
       characters that he brilliantly decided   this little society of ours is all about.
       to copy them into a TrueType font
       replacing the fi gures 1 – 10 with the
        His fi rst attempt, copying the
       illustrations from the small illustrations   9 7
       shown in Small Printer, was reasonable,
       but on receiving a larger photocopy of
       the original illustrations shown in The
       Printing World of 1894 he ended up

                            Wanted - a new Editor
                                for Small Printer                B R I T I S H  ‡  P R I N T I N G  ‡  S O C I E T Y

                  B R I T I S H  ‡  P R I N T I N G  ‡  S O C I E T Y
          As you know, the magazine is a monthly publication. The main task of the Editor
            is to gather the material together, and check it for obvious errors like typos,
           spelling mistakes, grammatical inconsistencies (positioning of apostrophes is a
                                   particular bugbear).
             He or she then simply has to pass it on to the Design Editor, so no special
                     computer skills beyond word processing are involved.
             The position is for a period of three years. This gives time for the person to
           establish their own style, bearing in mind it is for a society who enjoy the art of
                                printing and its allied crafts.
          Any enquiry for further information regarding what is involved should be directed
                           towards the current Editor, Chris Green.
          Your application should be sent to the BPS Secretary, Peter Salisbury, at 4 Doran
              Drive, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6AX, or emailed to

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