Thurs 20th Oct
Since I didn’t really produce much of an outcome when we did the letterpress workshop, I went back into the letterpress studio to print more. My letterpress group was A2 Type so I had to print something that was about the company. A2 Type is a new type foundry and a lot of their fonts are really bold and innovative. I chose to write ‘A2 Type: New & Unique’ to keep it simple.
I used two different letterforms from the workshop and composed them so that the ‘A2 Type’ sat on the top, large and bold and the ‘new & unique’ placed beneath in a slightly smaller, more delicate font.
These are a lot better than my previous print and I’m glad I went back to re-print because have a lot better outcomes to present.
Letterpress – experiments (click on each image for annotations):
Starting to experiment with composition of letterpress; printing on separate pieces of paper to have it as two parts, I can start playing around with the composition of my words
Clean-cut type; rustic feel; clear read
This was a print accidentally done, this was the paper sitting behind the one I was actually printing on. Though it was unintentional, I quite like the messiness off it and how not all the letters have been printed.
Slightly bolder; clean print; reminds me ‘wild’ and ‘western’ writing
I wanted to really experiment with what you can do with letterpress, so printing the word several times giving the type more depth; it shows that letterpress as a process can be a lot more creative than just creating one simple print in the middle of the page
Final composition/display of all letterpress outcomes.