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Typoretum
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Established since 2008, Typoretum is a busy, family run, contemporary letterpress design & printing studio offering a wide variety of services.
Established since 2008, Typoretum is a busy, family run, contemporary letterpress design & printing studio offering a wide variety of services.

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In celebration of the Summer Solstice, here‘s our ‘Edward Bawden’s Garden’ letterpress greeting card, featuring floral ornaments designed by Bawden himself: https://buff.ly/2IuDGdc
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Murakami 1Q84 Limited Edition. This signed and numbered edition of 1Q84 is limited to exactly 111 copies. The front and back covers were printed by Typoretum on Somerset, a 100 percent cotton archival paper. This limited edition was a collaboration between Simon Rhodes, Kristen Harrison at The Curved House and designer Stefanie Posavec. Text design by Jim Smith. Covers printed by Justin Knopp at Typoretum. Text pages printed and bound by Graphicom, Verona. Published by Harvill Secker in 2011.
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Wood type setting & proofing for Bird Box brand identity.
For this project we worked with United Creatives on creating a brand identity for Bird Box. Utilising vintage and antique wood type from our library, we hand typeset and produced prints that acted as the source material for the artwork. Proofed in one colour onto acid-free mould-made and cartridge papers:
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Letterpress printed cards & invitations for Vitsœ. Printed in one, two and in three colours onto 300gsm Inuit Tactile High White card stock:
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To coincide with the launch of FS Industrie – an adaptive type system from Fontsmith – we were commissioned to letterpress print limited editions of ten unique prints, each designed by a different studio from around the World. Blind debossed and letterpress printed in three colours onto 540gsm Colorplan card stock:
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Back in 2014, we worked with Vertigo on producing the title graphics for the ‘12 Years a Slave’ movie. Utilising antique metal Caslon type from our library, we hand typeset and produced prints that were embellished with calligraphy by Paul Antonio: https://buff.ly/2IzccmU
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Two colour letterpress cards for Imagesurgery – printed onto 360gsm Caravan Cotton card stock: https://buff.ly/2IyGeHi
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‘Inform Educate Entertain’ wood & metal type print for Public Service Broadcasting. Designed & letterpress printed by Typoretum in four colours onto 170gsm acid-free cartridge paper stock: https://buff.ly/2G4Cpv2
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Toward the end of 2015 we started working with United Creatives on designs for bottle labels and packaging for Kew Organic Gin; a new gin using botanicals from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Utilising vintage and antique metal Caslon type from our library, we hand typeset and produced prints that acted as the source material for the artwork. Proofed in one colour onto acid-free mould-made and cartridge papers: https://buff.ly/2pkHQg5
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‘Typoretum: A Letterpress Workshop’ – a short film by Yellow Brick Media. Art Direction by Jamie Murphy, music by Public Service Broadcasting: https://vimeo.com/63348604
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