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.
Forme is a new letterpress publication, typographically exploring science’s explanations of the world around us by committing ink to paper.
‘Untruth’ is the subject of the first issue which looks at how we navigate a world riddled with misinformation and fake news. A commissioned feature from cognitive neuroscientist Neil Garrett reveals how our brains react to messages we suspect to be false and what motivates us to investigate further, even when we know we’re being lied to.
1. Whittington Summer Show will be taking place on Saturday 1st September 2018.
2. Gin & Type Tasting: The story of fonts, civilisation & gin. 22.09 & 27.09, London.
3. Out of Your Comfort Zone lecture. 20.09.2018 St. Bride Foundation, London.
4. Second International Competition Ex-Libris Officine Incisorie – 2018.
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.
1. Endless letterpress/ Los Ultimos is a film about typography, but above all, about a group of people passionate about an ancient craft.
2. Friends and practitioners of print, fans of type, ink connoisseurs, nerds of the word and music packaging aficionados, the Stumptown Printers could use a hand! Thank you for reading their newsletter.
3. Baskerville in France. An international conference in Amiens, France, 18-19 October 2018.
4. Just in case you fancy some type soaps ;) - link
While visiting the annual AEPM conference in Madrid I had made some time free to visit Familia Plómez which I knew a lot about but never got a chance to visit.
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.