It’s all gone completely dotty in the letterpress shed. We’ve found little dots really emboss beautifully and large areas of them create lovely tactile surfaces. Here are some designs where we’ve experimented with the big dot/little dot/no dot interplay. Must dash…
The Selfridges Blackberry 7.1 showcase ran through-out the summer, at their flagship London store.
The exhibit offered customers a chance to discover some of London’s hidden gems. In collaboration with Pope Wainwright we created a range of motion graphic and photographic explorations of some the capitals more off-beat characters and attractions.
Here’s the latest from the shed (or super-delux-print-workshop if you like). After a lot of trial and even more error we’re finally getting the hang of making our own letterpress printing plates. It turns out watching something start as flat pixels on a computer and end up physically embossed into paper is very satisfying. Here’s a poster print we’ve made using some lovely ‘mould made’ cotton rag paper and linseed inks.
We’ve just returned from an incredibly inspiring trip to Japan. It seems a real cultural enigma, it’s hard to work out if it is relaxed or chaotic, futuristic or ancient, incomprehensible or organised, impenetrable or inviting (in fact it is probably all of those things simultaneously). One thing we have worked out for certain though, is that We Love Japan!
Happy New Year. We’ve just finished work converting an old garden shed into a cosy letterpress workshop.
It features all the modern printer could need, electric lighting, a two bar heater – but most excitingly a galley proofing press, Adana Eight-Five and a small but growing collection of type. We have also constructed
a Heath Robinsonesque exposure unit for creating our own printing plates. Here are some Thank You cards we’re working on using a combination of 320gsm 100% recycled card and Linseed inks.