A one hour exploration of type and traditional letterpress techniques with typographer Mr Smith. Over the hour you’ll set your name into a ‘forme’ and print a one off poster (the ‘forme’ is the frame the type is locked up in whilst it is printed).
The resurgence of letterpress over the last decade has triggered a passionate respect for the craft & reinforced its position in the visual arts. Letterpress has identified itself as an antidote to the immediate & often dispensable nature of modern technology. There are very few letterpress facilities remaining in the British Isles & even fewer experts to instruct.
Mr Smith is a craftsman, designer, typographer, printmaker, wordsmith and maker. He is of strong temperament and is chiefly concerned with good design, attention to detail, thorough practice and quality workmanship. He creates exquisitely crafted contemporary typographic printed matter using wood & metal type in his Letterpress workshop.
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