Double Dagger #2


A 16pp (300 x 490mm) broadsheet focusing on the role of letterpress in today's digital age, printed entirely from hot-metal and wood type.

“Justus Walbaum, a clergyman’s son from Steinlah, was apprenticed as a boy at the Konditorei where he learned to engrave pastry patterns into wood. Justus transferred this skill to letter-cutting and on setting up his type foundry in 1796 he began making typefounders’ matrices and tools…”

So begins issue 2 of Double Dagger whose pages are adorned with Monotype’s faithful interpretation of Justus Walbaum’s letters, in both the regular (series 374) and the bold (series 375). The issue features articles by Geri McCormick and Mark van Wageningen of Virgin Wood Type and Novo Typo respectively, both of whom make type in the physical form.

John Craig / Wood Engraver
Stanley Donwood / Artist & Writer
James Freemantle / St James Park Press
Paul Kershaw / Grapho Editions
Nick Loaring / The Print Project
Thomas Mayo / Thomas Mayo & Co
Geri McCormick / Virgin Wood Type
Edwin Pickstone / Glasgow School of Art
Pat Randle / Nomad Letterpress
Spike / Walden Press
Kiva Stimac / Popolo Press
Mark van Wageningen / Novo Typo

100gsm Munken Lynx Rough
Encased in envelope
4400 copies
September 2017