FRONT ROOM PRESS
My interest in history, antique tools, trades and processes and a love of books, documents and reading had made certain that I came across examples of actual printers and printing. This sometimes took the form of historical and living history museums. Often my thoughts turned to the way books were actually made as I touched the pages and felt the slight impression in the paper from the type in contrast to modern methods that were smooth and lacked the same character. It enabled me to see behind the curtain and get a glimpse of the craft and art involved in the creation of the means by which the author’s thoughts, ideas, and feelings were being communicated. It amplified my experience of the work itself.