Bustle

From here things happened rather quickly. I flew to Malmö to meet the press owners and find out what was going on. Lisbeth explained that her father Börje had run a printing business from his basement, he had recently passed away and he had wanted the equipment to go to a good home. It was too new to put in a museum and too old run commercially so there was a risk of it going for scrap.

By now I had started to form a plan of what I wanted to achieve. I had been to see Simon Goode at the LCBA and found the concept wonderful! Also i had been welcomed at the stone carvers lunch in Saxmundham organised by Harriet Frazer and seen how a simple concept could have impressive results. My idea then was a manual graphics centre. Using graphic design as a starting point but focusing on manual processes and tactile outcomes. Lisbeth approved and asked when I could collect everything. So I flew to Åland, collected a van + my brother and drove 700km to collected a van full of type and drove back. The following week we drove down again but this time with a van and a lorry & crane. We managed to get everything out except the Cylinder Press which was too heavy and too difficult for beginners. A local specialist helped pack it and was delivered later by courier.

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