Introducing 'Monpassie' - inspired by a label found in the Estonian town of Tartu and designed by type designer Mart Anderson. Includes ligatures, punctuation and numbers, along with accents for use in European languages.
6 line (25.4mm/1 inch) version cut from end grain English hardwood using a combination of modern CNC technology and traditional hand woodworking tools (including an original printers saw), made to English type-high (0.918in or 23.3mm) within plus or minus 0.1mm tolerance, sealed with shellac and hand finished with a traditional polished printing surface.
Available as a 3A scheme - 74 letters. A numbers and punctuation scheme is also available - 42 blocks. Please see scheme details on the left.
Accents and ligatures are a personal choice - to make things easy when ordering please select a Languages or Ligatures set and I will get in touch to discuss which blocks you would like. Available in sets of 5 blocks.
I can also cut larger sizes or individual letters if you have a particular project in mind - please email what you would like.
A percentage of the sale goes to Mart to encourage him to draw more typefaces!
Printed sample by Robert Chapman.
English hardwood, clear shellac
Each block varies in width however average size is 21mm x 23.3mm x 25.4mm
Made by Mark McKellier.
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Estimated delivery times: (please note each item is made to order):
Please check my production schedule to give you an idea of a delivery date - scroll until you see a clear week.
UK – up to 16 weeks
International (everywhere else) – up to 17 weeks
UK: Sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked service - next day delivery aim. Up to £250 for loss or damage.
International: Sent by DHL courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage.