History of the Doves Type®

History of the Doves Type®

  A Brief History Of The Doves Press Type Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson along with partner, photographer and engraver Emery Walker, established the Doves Press in 1900 by the banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith, London. Cobden-Sanderson’s stated intention for the Press was, ‘to attack the problems of Typography’. Preparations for the new venture had […]

Recovering The Doves Type®

Recovering The Doves Type®

  BBC journalist Tom Beal’s background piece and interview with Robert after the discovery was announced. Rewind 4 months, to the first three pieces found by Robert Green, lower case v, i & e, discovered after only 20 minutes at low tide under Hammersmith bridge in October 2014. They had probably moved no more than […]

The Doves Type® revival

The Doves Type® revival

Raised from the dead: The Doves Type story.    The Doves Type legend is one of the most enduring in typographic history and probably the most infamous. It’s the story of a typeface and a bitter feud between the two partners of Hammersmith’s celebrated Doves Press, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, leading to the […]