About Carl Middleton
Letterpress printing / type design. Studio B is a printing laboratory established in 2004, founded by Carl Middleton. It aims to celebrate and maintain the heritage of letterpress printing through use. The output in print embraces modern technology whilst anchoring it to the disciplines and heritage of typography and graphic design. The contents of the workshop have been gathered together over three decades and culminate in one of the largest collections of antique wooden type in Somerset.
We are part of a wider fraternity of printers who value the process enough to privately invest in it and to promote its qualities wherever possible. A process where we all hope to protect and conserve a key component in the evolution of media and communication. In Studio B we compose, set, ink and print with movable type – making modern graphic treatments using traditional printing processes on contemporary substrates. Our work is held in both public and private collections across the globe and currently is on display in Ireland – National Print Museum (Dublin), in the United States at Hamilton Type Museum (Wisconsin) and in the permanent collection in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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