John Kristensen and Jesse Marsolais of Firefly Press have received a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The grant will allow John to make time to teach Jesse the ins and outs of the Monotype system. Already competent at running the Linotype, young Jesse will no doubt take full advantage of this opportunity and help keep Monotype alive for the next generation. The Boston Globe reports on John & Jesse’s grant here. And, incidentally, John Kristensen also has a well-illustrated article in the latest issue of APHA’s Printing History.
— Michael Russem