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As requested, a short intro to me.

30+ years ago I worked for national newspapers - starting out as a photographer before progressing to basic layout. Not sure if this means anything to anyone under the age of 45; but when I first started working in Fleet Street, newspapers still used 'hot metal'. When I left the industry the Newspaper I worked on had the first edition of Quark...

Was made redundant a year ago from the corporate job which coincided with my children leaving home so have taken the opportunity to go back to doing what I loved. So I've taken my time to learn InDesign, Illustrator and (struggle with) Photoshop with a view to 'getting back out there'.... Have always kept in touch with people so have been helped with a few projects.

Did I say 'short intro'...

For anyone interested: Castelluccio is a beautiful village in Italy (Google it)
 
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Castelluccio said:
before progressing to basic layout. Not sure if this means anything to anyone under the age of 45; but when I first started working in Fleet Street, newspapers still used 'hot metal'.
So I've taken my time to learn InDesign,
Hello - good to meet another member of the 'old school' - and very interesting to read your background.

We don't want hot metal back but nothing beats letterpress for adding character to a job.

I look back on my time as an apprentice compositor 40 odd years ago and marvel at the 'progress' in the printing industry.

As Eric Gill said to me in the pub one evening, after printing college "Dave, this ******* metal type is so slow to set - I wonder if there's a quicker way"

Best of luck - David