Very exciting to see our books, maps and leaflets arrive at the gallery from Aldgate Press. We had finished all the design just before Christmas and they got going straight after New Year. The books are available at the exhibition
A busy few days installing the show at the Nunnery Gallery, with some great help from several volunteers and from Puck Studio who printed the photos and vinyl. The show was all measured out beforehand by the designer Sandra Zellmer
We recorded a great interview with Steve Sorba of Aldgate Press the other day, good to get this history recorded and included in the project. Aldgate started in 1981 when the press was set up to print the anarchist newspaper
Had a great visit today to chat to Barry Tucker of BMT Print Finishers, formerly BRG when the company was in Queens Yard and Carpenters Road until the Olympic Park was constructed, when they moved to Wallis Road, and later
We finally made contact with Gary Arber, whose family ran Arber & Co for many years on Roman Road. Arber & Co was a letter press print shop that was started in the 19th century and became known as one
We invited students from BSix College in Clapton to take part in a screenprinting workshop with Josie Molloy from Screengrab, responding to the Chats Palace archive of community posters. Thanks to Josie and all the students for a great workshop!
We invited people who have worked in the industry in east London to come to the exhibition and find out about getting involved. Among the people who came was Colin, who brought these great photos from the days when he