Nick Summers instagram account has been step by step documenting the process of moulding and casting type. Inspired by Dafi Kuhne he spent most the last four weeks casting a large fount of 6-line condensed gothic in polyurethane, from a wood type original. He illustrates and descirbes the process in great detail
Dafi Kühne released this inspirational (& informative!) video documenting the production of his latest poster. Whereby he paints lettering forms with a stiff bristle brush in PVA glue to create a relief before mounting the dried sheet as a plate at type high to print gorgeous fluid and highly textural forms. (Mind blown once again - I am a huge fan of Dafi’s work and brave approach to experimentation with print media).
Those of you who (like me) are craving more of Dafi Kühne’s printing show videos in your life, check out his monograph published by Lars Mueller. Using very different kinds of instruments, from a MacBook to a pantograph, he pushes the boundaries of design and print. Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of the letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary on how to communicate through type and form in a truly un-nostalgic way.
Dafi Kühne is on fire at the moment - as well as his awesome new series of letterpress videos this innovative print designer has launched a new website where you can learn more about his practice and buy his beautiful posters. I LOVE the scribbling mouse feature it is a super fun digital home for Kühne’s work.
I mentioned this series with great anticipation last month and am excited to say the first video does not disapoint! In Episode 1, Dafi is showing his technique to cast plastic resin type from an existing set of metal type.
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
An exhibition opening today, (Featuring some of my favourite letterpress artists) curated by Hackney based letterpress studio Pixel Press, aims to inspire artists, designers, printers to continue with this old tradition and bring to the fore the paramount role printers have played and continue to play in this process, showcasing exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques.