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.
My family is from the north east of England, I lived and workedthere in my late teens so it holds a special place in my heart. These Northern Types, is ambitious, expansive, and inventive. It consists of 17 small publications, each of which explores a different aspect of what northern identity is, and can be, in the 21st century, and each of which reflects a custom typeface produced for the project.
Calling all letterpress-lovers and printers! Order a complete set of NovoTypo’s Ziza Stencil 36 pt. in lead! Cast by Lettergieterij Westzaan. Contact Novotypo for details. (And don’t forget to check out their store for beautiful print specimens and great digital fonts too!)