What do you think have caused the revival of interest in letterpress?
I think the fundamental reason for it is that the process offers something different from what people are used to seeing on screens and in other forms of printing. Also, there is an element of fashion about it, something that was boosted a few years ago when Martha Stewart showed some letterpress cards on her American TV show. One effect of this is that people expect letterpress to have a heavy, highly visible impression, something that is anathema to older generations of printers.
What influences your fonts/types?
I haven’t designed type, it’s a skill that is distinctly different from printing and typographic design.
What can’t you work without in your studio?
Presses and paper, obviously. Our two Heidelbergs and one FAG are all high-precision machines that help to get good printing. Then there are the Monotype machines for casting and setting type. And all the spacing material, tools etc.
What are you working on right now?
Today I’m printing letterpress and business cards.
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