THE PLAN

To make limited-edition typographic prints, books and stationery using the traditional letterpress craft process and lovely materials.

OUR STORY

John Christopher has a successful career in graphic design – digitally designing printed matter for many design sectors including publishing, local government, arts, medical education and the environment. He also has a passionate interest in craft processes – work made with the touch of the human hand. The combination of the two has resulted in an interest in typography, lettering and letterpress printing. Throughout his career John has been busy squirreling away type, spacing, presses, sundries, guillotines etc. enabling him to establish his own Press, Flowers & Fleurons in 2009.

WHY LETTERPRESS?

Letterpress requires rational, creative and practical skills: the initial design concept, the choice of letterform, the selection of type size and spacing material, the arrangement of physical objects into an aesthetic and mechanical composition; the artisan skill necessary to ink and print using curmudgeonly compliant vintage print machinery. These factors of hand and eye combine to create a satisfying process with rewarding results. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and MEDIA

• 2016-17 group exhibition Dada ist 100 Germany, Austria & Switz.
• 2016 No. 31 added to 154 Sonnets collection, Bodleian Library, UK
• 2012-16 group workshop Letterpress Workers Milan, Italy
• 2016 curated exhibition New Impressions USA & Australia
• 2016 curated exhibition Interrobang Ditchling, UK
• 2015 curated exhibition Ink, Metal, Paper Portland, USA
• 2013 curated exhibition 918 Ephemera Show AL, USA
• 2011 group exhibition A Prayer for Japan Nagasaki, Japan
• 2011 group exhibition Type Impressions Odense, Denmark
• 2010 curated exhibition Reverting to Type London, UK
• 2009 group exhibition Vandercook Centenary USA & S. Africa

Interrobang, Random Spectacular 5, St. Judes 2016
• House and Garden magazine July 2016
House Beautiful magazine June 2016
• Scottish Homes and Interiors magazine 2015
The Telegraph Saturday magazine 2014
• For the Love of Letterpress, Bloomsbury 2013