Mr Smiths letterpress workshop
Published on August 2, 2012
He is of strong temperament and is chiefly concerned with all things typographic, good practice and quality workmanship. He creates exquisitely crafted contemporary typographic printed matter using traditional wood and metal type. Mr Smith conducts typography classes and publishes limited editions under the banner ‘Smith’s Rules’: that examine the connections between graphic design and letterpress techniques based on historical and cultural principles and the generation of visual ideas. This video by Gavin Lucas in collaboration with Order involves a visit to Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop in Kensington, London where Smith explains how he likes to design, set and print using traditional wood and metal type to create contemporary typographic prints.