How neat is this? The folks at Faber & Faber, an independent publishing house in London since 1929, recently found a forgotten hand press in their archives. As it turns out, the half-century-old machine was used by the firm’s most famous designer, Berthold Wolpe: they’ve since refurbished the relic, which is going to be back in action producing limited edition broadsides and paper goodness for a brand new imprint.
The first offerings from Faber Fine Press are these four poems, sourced from the back catalogue and illustrated with lovely new visuals. At £120 ($218) each, they definitely ain’t cheap, but they sure are beautiful.
According to Creative Review, Faber plans on commissioning new work, as well, so it will be fun to see how they’re able to find awesome new uses for this heritage tech in the modern age. [Creative Review]