About

“letterpress cards” “notelets” “book” “posters” “originality” “humour” “handcrafted” “letterpress” 
“reject spam” “reject cyrllic script” “cleeve press on-line sales” “web sales” “greeting cards” “hand-made”

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Photograph copyright of Nicholas J. Birchall © June 2018

On-line galleries and Sale

C l e e v e   P r e s s   W e b   S i t e

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I have within memory always drawn, painted, arranged compositions and made objects. The analysis and creation of images is a constant fascination to me, how the stimuli of recognizable elements, colour and light evoke emotions and memories in the viewer.

I grew up in Gloucestershire, which involved lots of Cotswold stone, views of the Severn Valley and dramatic weather.  The Cotswolds is a landscape formed from the sea and folded by the ever-changing planet.

This led me to Gloucester art college in 1969 where I studied foundation art, graphic design and photography. I set movable metal type for college typography projects, this tactile experience stayed with me as a seed of an ambition.

I lived in Norway from 1973 to 1976, a land which was formed by fire and sculptured by ice and experienced a lot of granite, forest, fjords and dramatic weather.  I returned to England and practised as a freelance Graphic Designer. The digital age saw me re-train to teach foundation art and design at Loughborough College of Art & Design 1995-6.

My teaching has been in the areas of Art, Graphic Design and Photography at FE Colleges.

Cleeve Press now teaches letterpress typography and printing to a wide age range of people in small groups at “hands-on” letterpress experience days.

Private tuition is also available on a one to one basis in our studio.

I also have tuition experience in Art, Graphic Design & Photography.

I and my wife both hold valid DBS Enhanced Certificates (disclosure & barring service)

I began saving letterpress type & equipment in 2006 and this has grown into a composing room & printing office with proofing presses, two treadle platen presses & an 1863 Albion. I produce quality printing from my own designs in traditional typographical styles and also teach these skills to others at

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Cleeve Press small

L e t t e r p r e s s    C o m p o s i n g    R o o m   &   P r i n t i n g    O f f i c e

woodletter case

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K e y   s k i l l s   a n d    a b i l i t i e s

Professional design skills in digital publishing & imaging •Advertising and promotional experience
Experience in advertising photography •  Efficiently organises information & arranges events
     Commercial & educational customer care  •  Teaching experience in art & design
Designed effective learning programmes & support material
Experience with sensitive information & working in secure environments
Fluent in the Norwegian language

A c h i e v e m e n t s

     Founded & ran a graphic design business • Member of The Oxford Guild of Printers  Degree in art & design teaching • Commercial Photography Experience/Level 4 Qualification Comprehensive experience to teach art & design • Arranged links between education & creative sector Contributed to the local policing plan • Organised local youth work & a drop-in centre

I n t e r e s t s

I am interested in co-operating with other visual artists……. Lensless photography, pinhole cameras, large format photography. Typography, Letterpress type and Printing. Cartoons, Drawing, Watercolour/Ink Sketches/Illustrations. Cartography, the outdoor world and many more things……..

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 E x p l o r e   t h e   G r a p h i c   I m a g e   G a l l e r y   L i n k   B e l o w

I m a g e    G a l l e r y

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  2. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My website has a lot of unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d definitely appreciate it.

    • nickgraphic says:

      Copyright, no such thing in reality! I just now regard it as a form of flattery to have work reblogged! I always ask the author before using an image or copy and always give a full “credit” when I do and expect the same courtesy. There is software which will “watermark your images or simply use photoshop to put your own copyright text across an image.

      © Nicholas Birchall January 2019
      should under international law be all you need if you are the sole originator of the work

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  6. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Thanks

  7. Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? With thanks

    • nickgraphic says:

      Hi The first step is to plan what you need to say. I always type text in a seperate wordprocessin app and filr on the desk top. Images need to be cropped and prepared and manipulated in photoshop and filed in the same area. After thinking of an original “blo”​ name for your self open a wordpress​ page and with text “copy and paste” images are “drag and drop”.

      Remember fe​​w people will see the blog untill​ you start to share it, so a slow start is no problem. Regards Nick

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