Tag: "letterpress"

The Alphabet Press. The Story Of A Letterpress Printmaker

“The revival of letterpress is a painstaking effort. However, we are trying the best to keep old arts and old machinery together because that is all the tangible things we love.”

A Letterpress Film

A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Stukenborg by Bryan Baker

“Letterpress isn’t dying. It’s very alive. There’s a slew of us across the country: in barns, in basements, in sheds, and in warehouses.” -B. Baker

“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” Letterpress Print

This is a reproduction of the poster that inspired John Lennon to write the songBeing for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on The Beatles’ 1967 albumSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is printed in a limited edition of 1,967.

Mr Smiths letterpress workshop

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.

The making of fresh sox by Trip print press

A little over a year ago they started branding their good friend Konrad as the newly minted FreshSox. One of the final elements of his brand to get produced was his business card. During the design process, they knew they wanted to go the letterpress route. The tactile quality, vibrant colours and overall aesthetic has always appealed to them.

Colosseo: Remaining the roman coliseum with type

What began as a 10-year wedding anniversary to Rome concluded a year later as an artistic endeavor to reimagine the Coliseum with type. In March 2009, Cameron and his wife, Suzanne, spent several days in Rome to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. This was also a chance to observe in detail the Coliseum, which Cameron had already selected as the next subject in his series of letterpress posters


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