Hope House Press working with the BBC - the story of the little pointing hand symbol aka the manicule

A few weeks ago, we welcomed the BBC to our Studio here in Cambridge for filming. It was a great experience. We were nervous, as we weren't sure what they were expecting from us - there's nothing like being told to just be yourself, is there? We were taking part in filming about the manicule - which is the pointing hand symbol that is synonymous with printing across all media. Wherever I go, if I see a manicule, I take a photo of it - you'll have seen them on our Hope House Press instagram account... 

Anyway, the BBC spent a couple of interesting hours with us, did their filming and left. The result is now live on the BBC's website and at just two minutes long, it's really interesting. We hope you'll go, have a look and end up in a similar rabbit warren as we did - learning about hashtags and emoticons! 


Our notebook which showcases the manicule is popular all year round - but especially at Father's Day. I don't know if it's because it looks traditional, historic or definite - but we love the personalisations we are asked to ink alongside them. 


This is the first in what could well be a series of small projects we work with the team on, so if you have any thoughts on this, we'd love to hear them - it's an honnour to work with the BBC and their team and we want to put our best foot forward, so all input really is appreciated. 

If you'd like to buy the book, please click on the photo above, or here - manicule notebook - and use BBC at the checkout, as we've set up a special discount code to celebrate our first project with them!

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