Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Alan
Last Name
Brignull
Press Name
Hedgehog Press
City
Wivenhoe
State
United Kingdom
Country
England
Website or Blogsite
www.flickr.com/photos/alan98/
Year You Started with Letterpress
1976
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

Lettering and calligraphy had interested me since childhood, then I inherited an Adana 8-5 from my grandfather and have had inky fingers ever since.

Presses & Equipment

Adana 8-5, Model 3, Farley proof press. Also, under the table, an Adana Horizontal Quarto, an HS/3 and a tiny Ajax flatbed.

Education & Training
London College of Printing, 1975-1978, HND Printing Technology.
Work History

In chronological order : Publishing Progress Executive / Paste-up Artist / Catalogue Assistant / DTP Supervisor / Print Room Manager / University Technician

Other Interests & Hobbies

Book fancier, stamp accumulator, mail art dabbler. The Hedgehog Press produces stamps for the Kingdom of Adanaland and the Perfect State of Flatby. I'm currently mailer for the Letterpress Exchange Group and, from 2012, co-ordinator of the annual "It's a small World"

Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
BPS, Letterpress Exchange Group
Birth Year
1955
Your Photo or Press Photo

Predefined Group Memberships

APA: Amalgamated Printers Association
AAPA: Amatuer American Press Association
APHA: American Printing History Association
ATF: American Typecasting Fellowship
BPs: British Printing Society
LOLP: Ladies of Letterpress

NAPA: National Amateur Press Association