Reverting to Type
We nipped across to the private view of the fantastic new letterpress show Reverting to Type at the Standpoint Gallery in Hoxton last week. The private view was rammed, so we popped back the following day for a proper look, and to take some pictures.
The show has been curated our friends by Graham Bignell of New North Press (with whom we made the posters for the Twickenham Carnival), and Richard Ardagh of Elephant's Graveyard (we worked with him on the London Design Guide). It features contemporary letterpress work from studios right across the world, as well as a selection of UK letterpress folk including Justin Knopp of Typoretum (that's his Rustic Fete poster above), Hand & Eye Letterpress, The Hi-Artz Press, Flowers & Fleurons, and Mr Smith's Letterpress Workshop (that's his Damaged Letterpress print below; check out Creative Review's film of their visit to his studio).
The show is really extensive, the walls packed with fine examples of work, ranging from seasoned professionals to students from local art colleges; and there are also a series of prints that have been created specifically for the show. Nearly all the work is for sale, either as one-off originals, or limited edition prints; both framed and unframed.
There's also a range of cards and artists-books on sale, including the stunning The Travelling Bar Maid by Lisa Rahman, printed by Graham Bignell.
Take a look at all our shots from the show on Alistair's Flickr set. The show is open daily from 10-6, running from now until 24 December, then re-opening from 4 to 22 January 2011.