This is Stephen
Stephen is the master of all things ink, type and letter press related, who makes brilliant posters that look a bit like this
The creative team went along for a workshop at his studio in Walthamstow the other week to learn all about the history of letter pressing and printing and make some posters.
I had no idea that so many well known phrases come from the world of printing.
For example, as soon as you set the type (letters) in the chase (frame), it becomes a form.
If your type then warps when you go
to print, it's known as 'bad form'.
And if you run out of type to set,
then you're 'out of sorts'.
Love learning stuff like that.
We then got to pick our letters from the special type drawers and Stephen did all the hard, fiddly stuff like setting the type and inking up
Once everything was set and inked, we each got to don the guest apron and print our own posters (by pulling the press across in a firm, swift manner and peeling the paper off very, very carefully).
There was a lot of inkspection of prints
Mainly from Slinky.
Stephen and his assistant typesetter, Scarlett, then delivered the prints a few days later once they were properly dry.
Just post your jokes below by Monday 17th May and may the best joke win.