Strange Types & Odd Sorts


An exciting new publication from the National Print Museum and Fighting Words: Strange Types & Odd Sorts, A Peek into the World of Print in Ireland.

Volunteer compositors and printers from the National Print Museum worked with a team of Fighting Words mentors to document memories of lives lived in apprenticeships, jobbing houses, newspapers, binderies and a now utterly transformed world of printing. The sessions were full of laughter, shared reminiscences and a strong desire to document their working lives so that they would be preserved for future generations.

Whilst attempts have been made to capture the stories of retired printers and compositors through oral history and video projects over the years, this is the first time their stories have been set down in print.

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Dimensions 21 × 1.8 × 21 cm