With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Can't see getting tired of great videos like this anytime soon. This one from Trip Print Press in Toronto.
Don't know about you, but we're suckers for these videos that pop up from time to time letter us take a peek into printers' shops all over the world. This one lets us inside Firefly Letterpress where they also cast their own type.
Well, it seems that they want to do more than just virtually letterpress. According to John Bonadies, the project's creator, their goal is to give designers, artists, students, lovers of type—anyone—the ability to produce their own authentic letterpress designs and artwork virtually, and then to ultimately have those designs letterpress printed in "real life".
Letterpress, met the iPad 2. iPad 2, letterpress.
We'll let the video do the talking, but a great way to spend 12 minutes from Studio on Fire.
Mike Dacey a.k.a. Repeat Press of Somerville, MA created some sweet custom coasters. Check out his intricate process from beginning to end and listen to Jack White play the blues. Some might print as well, but few can make it look cooler.
Repeat Press is a letterpress studio located within The Fringe Movement in Union Square, Somerville. Since I started printing rock posters in 2003, Repeat Press has grown from a small corner of a college art building to a full-scale studio specializing in contemporary custom letterpress printing.
Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.
She also made limited edition 8x8 letterpress prints of each letter for sale individually or as a set. (If you buy the whole set she'll send you a cake as well!) They're currently on display at Art in the Age in Philadelphia.
Only a few years removed from art school, she's already very accomplished - she was featured as one of Step Magazine’s 25 Emerging Artists, Communication Arts “Fresh”, Print Magazine’s New Visual Artists 2009 (commonly referred to as Print’s 20 under 30), and The Art Directors Club Young Guns.
Here's a short look into Jessica and the project:
Grafica Fidalga, a printing press in São Paulo, Brazil, makes posters on a 1929 German letterpress using hand-carved wooden letters. Check out the great video of their process
Alischa Herrmann and our new friends at Bespoke Letterpress in Brisbane, Australia put together this video about their shop, their process and their two presses: Charlie (their 117 year old Chandler & Price Oldstyle press) and Herbie (the 1973 Heidelberg Windmill Platen).
The UK's Guardian put together a great video on letterpress printing featuring London's Hand and Eye Letterpress.
Hand and Eye was formed in 1985 by Phil Abel and has done a great assortment of work including posters and books (they are one of the printers of The Letterpress Shakespeare for The Folio Society.) Most of their featured work is done on Somerset and Zerkall papers.
Check out the video