Creative Excursion #10: Letterpress

An evening of analogue typographic expression.

Written by Craig Berry
Former Junior Designer at VBAT

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Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam

This is precisely why we chose to do this letterpress workshop. To explore a different method of working with typography. One that is not so easy. One where there are no undo, align or delete buttons. One where the typefaces and fonts you can use are limited meaning you need to be imaginative.

Letterpress, as a traditional analogue process, has become popular recently as it allows you to add value and tangibility to typographic work. People known for their letterpress work include the likes of Alan Kitching who uses a lot of colour, overlays and interesting angles as well as Anthony Burrill who creates simple and bold, perfectly aligned sentences on coloured stocks.

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Alan Kitching & Anthony Burrill
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Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam
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Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam
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Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam
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Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam

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written by Craig Berry, Creative at VBAT
edited by Connie Fluhme, PR at VBAT

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