Typographic Design, Book, Brochure and Catalogue Production

Mount orleans press

The latest titles from MOP are now available online: the Crane Classics Poetry Series. These are modelled on the Crown Classics series published in the late 1940s by Grey Walls Press, though the range has been expanded with more female poets and poems which speak more directly to us today. The book jackets are striking and attractive, and are the work of up and coming artist Allegra FitzHerbert. Browse and buy HERE.

Three of Allegra FitzHerbert’s cover designs.

Mount Orleans Press dates from 2017. Our first four titles were: Peter the Power Chair’s Birthday Bash by Lily Helme (November 2017), The Animals’ Breakfast by Bryan Guinness (June 2018), There’s Something Special About Cranes, by George Archibald and charmingly illustrated by Julia Whatley, (August 2018); finally, French Dishes for English Tables, by Claire de Pratz, came out in November 2018. Click HERE to buy online.

It is planned to build the list with further titles, concentrating initially on children’s books, cookery and poetry.

Print Production Services
Anthony Eyre Books and Brochures recently produced
Anthony Eyre: books and brochures recently produced

I offer a full design, typesetting and printing service, producing books and catalogues in a range of formats from full leather gold tooled fine editions to spiral bound economic formats. I work on large and small projects and offer a personal service tailored to private clients.

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Work in progress: a Catalogue of the Paintings at Meols Hall, Southport
Published in 2018: a Catalogue of the Paintings at Meols Hall, Southport.
Tools of the Trade

For typesetting and design I use the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite, relying mainly on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. I specialize in clean and classical design styles, seeking to match the best of traditional typefaces to the style and character of the text, as well as the print processes and paper surfaces to be used.

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Catalogues recently produced for exhibitions in Bishops Auckland and Washington DC
Catalogues recently produced for exhibitions in Bishops Auckland and Washington DC
Typographic background and printing experience

My publishing career began in the early 1980s; for 31 years I ran The Letter Press of Cirencester, but I am now working freelance, specializing in book and catalogue design and production, as well as offering other print services. For me this takes me back to my earliest jobs in book production, working for Bettina Tayleur producing books for various publishers on subjects such as Eric Ravilious and John Nash before going on to work with Octopus Books.

In 1986 I set up The Letter Press of Cirencester, and from that earliest date I have produced a steady flow of books, starting with Biddesden Cookery in 1987. In 2003 I helped found St Omers Press, the publishing imprint of Stonyhurst College, of which I am a Director. I have designed, typeset and produced numerous titles of varied character and style for St Omers and have arranged and overseen printing of these titles at print centres all over the world.

I offer a personal service at competitive prices; I am quick to respond and work to deadlines. Over the past year I have produced  books on heraldry for the Knights of Malta, a guidebook for a private country house, books for the International Crane Foundation and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust as well as various other private commissions. I can take on all projects, however large or small.

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I am ready to discuss any project large or small: please email me or call me on +44 (0)7773 426812


Oscar Wilde called her “the goddess”: Claire de Pratz

Claire de Pratz was the author of French Dishes for English Tables, to be published by Mount Orleans Press in November 2018. This is the Introduction to the book. claire de pratz “Swimming, walking, lying in a hammock…”.  Claire de Pratz’s preferred recreations as listed in Who was Who do not really do credit to the intellectual …

Kelmscott and Beyond

What did Morris ever do for us? The Kelmscott Press, so effective in bringing about a printing revolution, a watershed moment presaging the birth of the private press movement, was a stylistic dead end. The influence of the press was massive, although its life was extraordinarily short, operating from its foundation in 1891 to Morris’ …