Fore-edge painting is a unique art form that dates back to the 1600s. The intricate pictures are painted on the edge of book pages, shown when the cover is open and slyly hidden beneath the gold gilded ends when closed. Artist Martin Frost is the last known commercial fore-edge painter, solely responsible for keeping the magical tradition alive.
Dafi Kühne of Baby ink Twice announced a series of free educational letterpress videos on Vimeo set to launch next month! Dafi is a highly innovative printmaker and I cant wait to see these videos where he shares his experimental techniques - follow Dafi on twitter to keep up-to-date with the initiative
Check out Laura Meseguer inspirational talk… As a typographer and type designer she is specialized in all sorts of projects involving custom lettering and type design, for branding and publishing design. Through her own type foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she publishes and promotes her type designs. She is the author of TypoMag. Typography in Magazines, and co-author of the book “Cómo crear tipografías.
Wood and metal letters pressed into paper laid the foundation for the modern world. Once essential to communication, letterpress printing unexpectedly thrives in our digital age. Pressing On is essential viewing. It took director Erin Beckloff 4 years to bring this film to life, as a backer of the Kickstarter campaign I have seen a sneak peek and I know youre going to love it.
Book Designer (& Booktuber) Holly Dunn explores the history of deckled edges, nerding out about book binding, the practicality of document navigation, and tactility of deckled edges. I found this video in Daniel Benneworth-Gray’s meanwhile newsletter which is a treasure trove for all things book.
The Ulster University Student (about to graduate) is building an impressive portfolio of work with exacting typographic standards and beautiful print detailing.