LetterpressAmsterdam28/05/2017 at 7:13pm
Last year on a visit to LetterpressAmsterdam, this year at LPW in Milan, Naomi Midgley…
LetterpressAmsterdam28/05/2017 at 3:46pm
Michel Perez arrived Thursday morning at 10:00 for a 2-day workshop. It turned out, that he was already familiar with printing lino-cuts, engravings and cyanotypes. Typesetting and printing in letterpress was the missing link. On the first day, some experimental work with poster type, and on the second day working with 20 pt Garamond. Michel plays with words and spelling in his texts, now he realized that this 'word play' slowed down his setting of type. We finished on Friday with discussion and the customary glass of wine… that he brought from Domazan (France), the village were – a long time ago – we owned a house.
LetterpressAmsterdam24/05/2017 at 7:07pm
Course Lino & Typo 13–15 July 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs (welcome drink 12 July)
Two unique locations. Two teachers – Carola Rombouts in the ‘Docklands’ of Amsterdam, Thomas Gravemaker in the historical centre of the city – use two printing techniques to realize with the participants a common project. Three days long we work together in inspiring environments – with time for experiment, discussion, a glass of wine and some cheese – to create a publication in limited edition, combining linoprint with letterpress…
Costs: € 350, inclusive of materials, coffee, tea and lunches.

Cursus Lino & Typo 13, 14 en 15 juli 2017, van 10 tot 17 uur (welkomsdrankje 12 juli)
Twee unieke locaties, twee docenten, twee technieken: Thomas Gravemaker van LetterpressAmsterdam in het centrum van Amsterdam en Carola Rombouts van De Grafiekdrukkerij in het Oostelijk Havengebied van de stad.
Drie dagen lang werk je afwisselend in de twee werkplaatsen in klein groepsverband en combineer je linodruk en letterpress. Met goed weer lunch op het terras met uitzicht op het IJ!
Informatie en aanmelden: info@grafiekdrukkerij.nl of www.letterpressamsterdam.com
Kosten: € 350,- inclusief materiaal/koffie/thee/lunch.

De Grafiekdrukkerij
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LetterpressAmsterdam22/05/2017 at 10:00pm
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LetterpressAmsterdam21/05/2017 at 3:02pm
Several months ago, when I was going through some old Monotype brochures, I came upon a small booklet that was published in the early 1960s by the Monotype Corporation's office in Amsterdam. The postcard-size booklet shows the advantages of the Supra caster. I noticed a photograph of some quads with a wooden core, that had been cast on this machine. Frank Hemmings from the UK recently sent me some of these quads. He cut some of them in half to show the principle of the system. These quads were cast with a special attachment to the machine and Monotype apparently sold the wooden cores as well. Once cast, the printer could simply nail his halftone or line plates to the blocks.
LetterpressAmsterdam15/05/2017 at 3:18pm
Back to Belgium… Friday morning on the train again, this time to the Het Miat in Ghent, where I was leading a weekend workshop, entitled 'creative typography'. The afternoon was spent preparing the workshop. After that, into the evening, sorting out the cilinder on Stephane de Schrevel's Korrex Hannover press. The cilinder had been taken off to get the press into a lift without marking it's position. After a few hours, we had it correct again, with the grippers opening at the feed board. Stéphane and I finished the day with some good Belgian chips, beer and talk.
The group that signed up for the workshop consisted of five people and after a short introduction, we quickly set to work. The participants created initials, using the nice selection of ornaments in the workshop.
By the end of the day several original and interesting compositions were waiting to be printed. Sunday morning we started the printing of the 8 pages, followed by the cover later that afternoon.

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