Maker

Richard Ardagh, Graham Bignell and Beatrice Bless

New North Press is an artisan letterpress print studio in east London, UK.

Established in 1986, the press was founded by Graham Bignell in New North Road, a short walk from Coronet Street where we have been since 1993. The partnership now includes Richard Ardagh and Beatrice Bless, assisted by Angie Gough and Ian MacDonald.

New North Press' extensive type library contains hundreds of fonts, showcasing a wealth of design history that spans the past one hundred and fifty years. These fonts – many of which have never been converted into digital form – are an invaluable gift to anyone in search of something out of the ordinary.

Our aim is to keep the craft of letterpress alive by teaching regular workshops to pass on the knowledge; working on commissioned projects for clients large and small, including the British Medical Journal, Dulux, The Folio Society, Harper Collins, Penguin, Random House, School of Life and Wallpaper*: and producing our own print editions and books which we exhibit and sell in UK and Japan.