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Museum of Making illustrated print

Museum of Making Letterpress Print

Museum of Making Letterpress Print Museum of Making Letterpress Print. To celebrate the launch of the brand new Museum of Making, we were commissioned to create a print which was gifted to the first 1000 visitors and VIPs. Director Hannah Fox supplied the copy, I created a pen and ink drawing of the building and…

Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha

Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha

Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha As we gradually get back to the steady rhythm of life before COVID put our communities on pause, this poem serves as an everyday prayer to help us connect not just the divine within us, but the humanity in each other. “Isee” is an Igbo word that, roughly translated, means “amen”.…

Luxury Product Tags

Recent commission – Luxury product tags

We recently had the pleasure of receiving a commission from Ivory White Bridal boutique to create luxury product tags to adorn their gowns. We created something simple, yet stylish which boasted their logo in gold foil to the front with room for product information to the reverse. We used GF Smith’s Colorplan 540gsm which was…

A fresh look

A fresh look

A fresh look The shop’s had a lick of paint and we’ve added some hanging baskets for a pop of colour, so now we have our fingers crossed that the scaffolding is coming down sooner rather than later! Come visit us!  

Forgotten Trades by Daniel Dytrych

Vision: Daniel Dytrych

We welcomed Daniel Dytrych to the studio recently for a photoshoot as part of his latest project; Forgotten Trades where he took these amazing photographs.   Read Daniel’s blog about the business cards at   Daniel returned shortly afterwards to commission these business cards, printed on Colorplan Duplex (700gsm).  

Meet the Artist Rob Chapman in the Studio

Meet the Artist: Q&A with Rob Chapman

Welcome to the first interview in our brand new series of Meet the Artist. In this series we are asking artists that we are working with, or have worked with, what makes them tick. Kicking us off is regular collaborator Rob Chapman. Rob’s next show in the Studio Gallery will be in June (current COVID-19…

Letterpress: An endangered craft

Letterpress: an endangered craft

Letterpress: an endangered craft Letterpress: an endangered craft. In 2019 the Heritage Crafts Association added letterpress printing to their list of endangered crafts. This is both a good and a bad thing! Read on to find out what the classification means and how we at The Smallprint Company are working to preserve the craft of…

The Ominous Times: Pixie Styx

The Ominous Times at National Justice Museum, Nottingham

The Ominous Times at National Justice Museum, Nottingham The Ominous Times… We had such fun at the National Justice Museum this week (as ever!). And blimey, there’s some criminals loitering around them thar streets!! Why not visit the National Justice Museum in Nottingham too? Book a letterpress poster workshop at our studio here or commission…

Cyanotype Workshop with Clive Wheeler

Cyanotype Workshop with Clive Wheeler

The workshop will be an introduction to cyanotypes with artist Clive Wheeler. Every participant will leave with a cyanotype image they have made, and maybe more if time allows. More details to follow.

Entrance to Winterbourne Press

Winterbourne House, January 2020

Winterbourne House   Winterbourne House. At the end of 2019 we were invited to work with the team in Birmingham. Winterbourne is an Arts and Crafts house and gardens that has been lovingly restored and is now open to the public. Within the grounds they have a created a press that is home to several…

3D Virtual Walkthrough by V21 Artspace

3D Virtual Walkthrough

Enjoy a 3D Virtual Walkthrough by V21 Artspace below, which shows our space during Format19 when we welcomed The Office of Revised Futures to the Gallery Space back in March 2019. The live installation featured the work of five photography and collage artists including Lewis Bush, Melinda Gibson, Hannah Hughes, Fernando Martin Godoy and Mark…