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The Printing Dept.

The Printing Dept.

Reportage project on the John Jarrold Printing Museum of Norwich. Inspired by old photographs and conversations with the museum members, the final outcome is a visual journey through the building. I wanted to imagine what Jarrold & Sons printing would have been like as a working department in the 1930s, from the viewpoint of the compositor.

The imagery is a combination of pencil drawings, monoprints, my own photographs and a letterpress print. The black and white textured and inky compositions give a sense of the working environment. The book is printed on newsprint.

Compositor arranging type from case tray
Letterpress printing in the museum
Clocking in and out machine