On Tuesday Alex Jenkins came over to see me at Uni to do some letterpress for a branding project that he is currently working on. He really wanted to capture the unique quality of wooden type so we rummaged through the many type drawers until he found exactly what he was looking for.
It has been a while since I last did letterpress so we did recruit the help of Angie Butler who is currently doing a PhD entitled ‘Evidencing the role of Letterpress as a contemporary process within book arts practice and higher education in the UK’ so a real master in this area! When all the type was correctly positioned and locked into place it really didn’t take very long to do the printing but I had forgotten the pleasure of this process, the fantastic smell of the ink and the amazing textures that you achieve.
Alex is going to scan the prints and save each letter separately so he can lay them out digitally. I really hope he got what he was looking for and that the client liked the results - I had a great time helping out.