Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS

The 5th of July is the 70th anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service here in the UK, which fundamentally altered the public’s relationship to healthcare. In 1948 Aneurin “Nye” Bevan, the Health Secretary in Clement Attlee’s newly elected Labour government, pushed forward the ambitious plan to provide free healthcare to all; financed […]

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Summer Open Studios

That’s right, in just a few days we invite you to come to the annual Summer Open Studios at Cockpit Arts Holborn; where we and over 100 other designer / makers will be welcoming the public into our workspaces, a perfect opportunity to meet independent craftspeople and buy direct from them too. We’ll have our […]

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December letterpress Workshops

Firstly a big thank you to everyone who came to visit us at this year’s Holborn, Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios last weekend; we had a great turnout and it’s always nice to chat to the public about printing and the launch of our new product range. Following on from that, we are pleased to […]

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Ornament & Typography in Lisbon

I recently took a short trip to Lisbon and while I knew it was a city famous for it’s ornamental tile work, it was fantastic to see it up close, especially since so many of the patterns and flourishes have a lot of similarities to letterpress ornament. There were some great examples of the range […]

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