Designworks undertook a studio project Pepeha.nz – a website to help all New Zealanders introduce themselves in Te Reo Māori. ‘The Pepeha typeface is reminiscent of the land, the culture, the people and generations that have gone before us, both modern and timeless. Limiting the use of straight lines meant we were creating something that felt like each glyph was carved from the land itself. Something natural and formed organically.’
Just van Rossum designed this ultimate Slab Serif capital H, with an ever-expanding number of serifs. Each H has four serifs, each of which becomes an H by sprouting additional serifs. The serifs on those serifs sprout their own serifs, on and on and on up to the thinnest line that the press technology can handle.
Unique stand alone serif’s come together in a collection aimed at those who tell stories. Their diversity and versatility ensures whatever the narrative this suite of faces will provide a memorable voice.
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).
Whether you're low in confidence or that project just isn't going right - in moments like this, you have to find that 'motivation' to drag yourself up, dust yourself off and work hard. This ace art is available to purchase as a print - pick one up for yourself before they sell out!
After a stint living in NZ Anastasia immerssed herself in the avian world, her main interest was capturing the beautiful colour combinations our native birds, she wanted to represent them in a unique way: without any reference to their size, shapes or voices, celebrating their distinctive palettes in the form of a book.
A new book from Uppercase magazine, this 368-page book features profiles of 48 designers, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs who make things with print. And there's an amazing variety within: silkscreen, letterpress, risograph, linocut and more; Pick up your copy (and take a look inside) here
While I don’t often link direct to twitter (in case the link disappears) this video from Hole&Corner is worth a look! Cylinder printing revolutionised the printing industry in the 18th century. Designs are carved onto copper cylinders or rollers, which are mounted on a large central cylinder. Each cylinder is fed with its own colour as the cloth is passed through.