Introducing 'Meuse' - a redrawing of letterpress type rescued from Meuse in France, originally in Cicéro size I've stayed true to the original with it’s ‘clipped’ rounded letters (C, O, Q, U etc) - and followed the style to create the missing K, Z, &, ? and !.
8 line (33.8mm) versions cut from end grain English Beech hardwood and 10 line (42.3mm) and 12 line (50.8mm) versions cut from end grain English Sycamore 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 capitals scheme (63 blocks). Please see scheme details on the left.
Other sizes and schemes available on request. I can also cut individual letters if you have a particular project in mind - please email what letters you would like.
Materials: End grain English Beech or English Sycamore, clear shellac
Dimensions: Each block varies in width however average size is 29mm x 23.3mm x 50.8mm for the 12 line.
Made and designed by Mark McKellier. Copyright 2021.
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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 20 weeks Europe – up to 21 weeks International (everywhere else) – up to 22 weeks
Postage: UK: Sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked service - next day delivery aim. Up to £250 for loss or damage.
Europe: Sent by UPS courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage.
International: Sent by UPS courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage.