Monday, July 25, 2011
I have some good news:) I'm happy to announce that my new letterpress blog - 'Type & Press' went online this morning. Yay! So please update your bookmarks.
Type & Press' is a blog dedicated to the love of wood type and letterpress printing. The goal of this blog is to document experiments, catalog and share inspiration. Feel free to browse through old and fresh content, explore resource pages or submit links and interesting letterpress-related projects.
Thank you all for your interest and I hope to see you soon!
Posted by Armina at 12:18 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2011
It's been a while since my last post. And there is a reason for it - I decided to move this blog to a new level - to a new blog platform. New blog will have a new name, new look, more features, more links to resources etc. The content will not change, I would still be posting about woodtype/letterpress related matters and everything I used to post here will move along to the new platform. This blog will continue its existence, but as an archive, it will not be updated anymore.
The new blog is planned to go online in the middle of july.
If you want to be notified you can subscribe using the form below.
Keep me informed!
Thank you all for your interest and I hope to see you there!
Posted by Armina at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
The WNY Book Arts Center has grown from a rough idea into one of the most active letterpress printing and book arts centers in USA in a very short time. But woodtype has become a scarce commodity for printers and now with eBay sellers cashing in one letter at a time, full sets of woodtype have become very scarce.
'A collection of woodtype from a local printer has come to the attention of WNYBAC and we are torn up that we cannot muster the funds to buy it up. If we do not, the seller has decided to sell on eBay. We are looking to secure the funds to purchase this collection for use in the WNYBAC printshop. It has been dormant for more than 50 years, and we'd like not only to make it available to the local printing community, but also to woodtype aficionados by distributing specimen sheets of the fonts that haven't been printed in decades.'
Help Buffalo's WNY Book Arts Center to buy wood type by supporting them on Kickstarter
Godspeed is a recent work by Studio on Fire made for 'Artcrank' - a poster show for bike people. The construction of this poster is an assemblage of prints created with actual bicycle parts (love the idea!). Used bike parts were inked up with a brayer and printed by hand. These prints were then digitally arranged on top of a pencil sketched layout. It was plated in photo polymer and printed on letterpress in 2 colors.
check out for more pictures here
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
12 line Bradley as first font of wood type
Many of those who is printing with wood type had to work with damaged wood letters of incomplete letter cases. Lead Graffiti design studio came up with a solution to make letters from endgrain Rock Maple using random sized blocks which helps counter any warping and with as accurate a type height as is achievable in wood (which shrinks and expands based on humidity and temperature). This technique gives a lot of opportunities: creating a new (own) wood type, replacement of damaged letters etc.
So, if you have missing characters you can supply a proof and Lead Graffiti will supply it in wood. Great!
read more about the project
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
There are a lot of design competitions organized every year, but this one is special!
"Organized by UnderConsideration, the FPO Awards is a judged competition that celebrates the best print work from around the world during 2010 — a direct extension of the popular blog FPO: For Print Only.
The FPO Awards categories are focused on print production over project type. Categories are open to design professionals, students, printers, and hobbyists as long as the work was produced in a minimum quantity of 50. Work must have been produced in 2010."
Deadline: 3 june 2011
more information here
"This Flickr set shows the selection, inking process, and larger versions of the lock-ups above."