After attending Zomertyposium last year I was curious about this years' edition and as soon as the date had been announced quickly bought a ticket (as this event is usually sold out quite fast). This year it focuses on the collaboration between the illustrator, the typographer and the printer and with printer Arie Lenoir, cartoonist Joost Swarte, typographer Gert Dooreman, journalist Walter Pauli and printmaker Vladimir Ivaneanu the line-up looked quite promising.Read More
On Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 of September we will open the doors of our Letterpress Corner in Ghent. You are all welcome between 10 am and 5 pm for a nice chat, a guided tour in the studio, demonstrations, info about the upcoming workshops and explanation about the use of the studio for your own projects.
Btw, if you register for any of our workshops during the open door days, you will receive a 10% discount;)
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Armina & Charlotte
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Don't miss the full day workshop 'Let your creativity run wild' with Thomas Gravemaker (Letterpress Amsterdam) and Armina Ghazaryan (aka yours truly & co-owner of Letterpress Corner) on the 11th of September in Antwerp at ATypI. The workshop will be taking place at the Letter-Kunde Press in Antwerp, run by Patrick Goossens.
Workshop - Let your creativity run wild.
Full-Day session - 9:30-5:30 - Letter-Kunde Press - maximum 6 participants.
A 6-hour workshop that explores the potential of letterpress to create vibrant prints with some twists and turns, taking place in the midst of one of the most important collections of objects related to the printing industry. Participants will be able to use the large collection of wood and metal type, to create an original poster.
Some letterpress experience is desirable. All materials provided.
Armina Ghazaryan is a freelance graphic designer and letterpress practitioner based in Ghent, Belgium. In 2008, she joined the printing team of MIAT (the Museum of Industry, Work and Textiles) in Ghent, where she designs and typesets posters using wood and metal type, and catalogs the museum’s wood-type collection. Her works are featured in various publications by Gestalten, Rockport, Rotovision, and BIS publishers. Armina co-founded the “Letterpress Corner” printmaking studio in Ghent, which has a primary focus on running letterpress workshops for groups and individuals looking to acquire a practical knowledge of the craft. www.letterpresscorner.com
Thomas Gravemaker has extensive experience in letterpress and graphic design, working in the UK and in France before setting up his own studio. His passion for letterpress began prior to his training at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and has developed over the years. Thomas has worked on private commissions, taught letterpress, and lectured and presented at various conferences and events. After several years spent in London, Paris, and Edinburgh, he returned to Amsterdam to refine and extend his craftsmanship in his workshop situated in the centre of the city.
1. Hamilton Wayzgoose. November 2-4, 2018.
2. TypeFace summer workshop at the Letterpress Corner in Ghent.
3. Check out the letterpress workshop that will be given during ATypI in Antwerp.
4. Make Dreams Reality: Community Letterpress Workshop Studio on Kickstarter.
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So I gladly accepted the invitation of Roberto Gamonal Arroyo to visit Familia Plómez , a cultural association whose objective is to preserve the printing presses and letterpress printing techniques. Familia Plómez is not a one-man show, it is a collective of more than 10 designers/printmakers who’s goal is to teach and foster the knowledge of typesetting, typography and whatever is related with the letter, printed, written or drawn. The collective of Familia Plómez primarily produces posters because it’s the most expressive form to show the visual power of typography.
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