Not sure how I missed this, but a 2010 article with Phil Abel of Hand & Eye Letterpress in the Guardian.
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More news from New North Press, with beautiful hexagonal woodletter.
Hexagonal Woodtype Looking to innovate with letterpress techniques, New North Press worked with Greenspace to produce a set of patterned hexagonal blocks that can be tessellated to create letterforms, patterns and boarders. The modular blocks were laser-cut from maple by Thomas Mayo. Commissioned by architects partnering on a new residential site in Hoxton, London, the…
A rather lavish and jealousy-inducing article from It’s Nice, That, on Erik Spiekermann’s letterpress works. Truly wonderful to see such a great name in design return to letterpress with a craft approach to the whole thing.
After a career as one of the world’s best-known graphic designers, Erik Spiekermann has returned to a teenage hobby and, almost by accident, ended up reinventing the printing process. His newly developed technique is coined “post-digital printing” and combines a traditional letterpress with laser cut, polymer, metal-backed plates, which allows designers to bring their work…
Superb article by Kax Koehler on making a letterpress fount using acrylic laser-cut letters and MDF. Excellent use of new technology!
Short videos are rarely as satisfying as this! Would love to see the end result.
It might be because I love the topic, but I find letterpress lends itself to film. So much to capture, so many details and such a rich variety of materials it’s easy to see why film makers enjoy putting our process on film. Diogo Atadini has been in touch about his film of the Hooksmith Press. Beautiful work!
Nice article from Wired commenting on the revival in letterpress, with a focus on the role of photopolyment in that revival. My personal view is that most of those new to the craft love messing about with individual metal types as part of the process, rather than jumping to polymer.