p98a is an experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin Tiergarten, dedicated to letters, printing and paper by Erik Spiekermann, Ferdinand Ulrich, Norman Posselt, Axel Nagel, Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, John Peck, R.Jay Magill and Susanna Dulkinys. They explore how letterpress can be redefined in the 21st century through printing, research, collecting, publishing and making things. Erik Spiekermann: […]
This lovely film is about the latest Anthony Burrill book on creativity and “getting things done”. I am sure you will like it so just be optimist and go buy it when Penguin Random House publishes it on 9 March. Check out Anthony thoughts on the book on It’s Nice That.
Nicolas Rodriguez Fuchs wrote us from Argentina, introducing one inspiring project, a documentary about the present of woodtype presses in Argentina. You can help this project come to completion at:losultimosdoc.com.ar Buenos Aires deepest suburbs, July 2013. Three old print shops disputes the printing of cumbia and boxing posters. Second and third family generations keep these […]
The Beauty of Letterpress is a website that celebrates letterpress printing and its creators with the first virtual, community-based gallery of modern letterpress samples and resources. The Gallery is curated by a different letterpress aficionado each month. The Beauty of Letterpress Gallery presents letterpress work from notable letterpress printers, designers, and artisans from around the […]
A recent Thursday at 10:23 a.m.: In the basement of Arion Press, where they still print books the old-fashioned way, Lewis Mitchell slid open a box of parts used to change the font size on the Monotype casting machines he has maintained for 62 years. “I thoroughly enjoy the sound of the machines turning, and seeing […]
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. plymouth.ac.uk Subtitles available here: goo.gl/iuaKY A film by Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk Soundtrack by Tony Higgins tonyhiggins.org (Available to download here: goo.gl/exGL1) Production of Raven’s Wing, the fall edition of COLORS limited-edition Field Notes notebooks. Incredible footage. […]
For you in London, don’t miss the Letterpress Matters exhibition and workshops, 3-7 July 2007 at Camberwell College of Arts: It is no coincidence that type was traditionally referred to as matter. In a time when the last generation of professionally-trained compositors are retiring, Letterpress Matters, as part of the Postgraduate Summer Show 2007 at […]
A letterpress printer who makes affordable art (6 min. video).Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is a letterpress printer, papermaker and builder of artist’s books. His work embodies his passion for stirring up strong emotions andencouraging people to think in previously unexplored ways. Only his friends know that in a past life he was a computer programmer […]