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About McKellier Woodtype

Mark McKellier is a graphic designer with over 25 years experience. Mark now uses his love of typography, patterns and letterpress printing to design and make wood type ornaments, borders and replacement letters. Although largely self taught (a steep learning curve of over 6 months working out how to make type high blocks) Mark comes from a family of wood workers. With a collection of over 50 cases of wood type and two printing presses (a Cropper Charlton ‘Peerless No. 2’ treadle platen and a Farley Proofing press) Mark originally made woodtype for himself to replace missing letters before realising he wasn’t the only printmaker with that problem and so McKellier Wood Type was born in 2018. Combining modern CNC cutting technology with traditional methods (including a restored 1960’s Funditor printer’s table saw) he aspires to produce woodtype to the standards of Delittle and Day & Collins. Mark welcomes commissions and collaborations - get in touch here

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Yes, by appointment only
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McKellier Woodtype
Bedford
United Kingdom
GB

‘Winkworth’ Letterpress font – a revival of Day & Collins ‘Fancy’

Introducing ‘Winkworth’ – a revival of the Day & Collins ‘Fancy’ woodtype from 1889.

Named after Jeremy Winkworth who rescued the original woodtype and redrawn by Phil Treble.

12 line (50.8mm) or 16 line (67.7mm) versions cut from end grain English Sycamore (part of the Maple family) wood using a combination of modern CNC technology and traditional hand woodworking tools (including an original printers saw), made to English type-high (0.918in or 23.3mm) within plus or minus 0.2mm tolerance, sealed with shellac and hand finished with a traditional polished printing surface.

Available as a 3A scheme – 64 letters. Please see scheme details on the left.

I can also cut individual letters if you have a particular project in mind – please email what letters you would like.

Materials:
English Sycamore (part of the Maple family), clear shellac

Dimensions:
Each block varies in width however average size is 39.6mm x 23.3mm x 50.8mm

Made in Wales by Mark McKellier. Copyright 2020.

Check out what else I’m working on via my Instagram feed.

Estimated delivery times are as follows (please note each item is made to order):
UK – Up to 7 weeks
Europe – Up to 8 weeks
International (everywhere else) – Up to 9 weeks

Postage: Sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked service – next day delivery aim. Up to £250 for loss or damage.