Maker Difference: pop-up letterpress studio

Maker Difference is one of the events we picked out in our London Design Festival highlights blogpost from last week so I decided to pop along to check it out yesterday afternoon…

Maker Difference is one of the events we picked out in our London Design Festival highlights blogpost from last week so I decided to pop along to check it out yesterday afternoon.

The event, organised by Cockpit Arts And SORT (The Society of Revisionist Typographers) sees a shop premises just off Carnaby Street transformed into a pop-up letterpress studio in which visitors can print onto a small notebook which they can keep – thus seeing how a small printing press works. 

There are also two free letterpress workshops everyday (at noon and 4pm daily) this week. You can book a place online at sortdesign.com (limited availability). 

And SORT are also displaying and selling a range of their cards, cotton tote bags and books that they have, of course, printed themselves.

Here are some photos of the space – and of my note-book printing experience:

Maker Difference runs to the end of this week at:

3 Lowndes Court
Newburgh Quarter
London W1F 7HD

11am-6pm, Tues & Wed, Fri& Sat
12pm-8pm, Thurs; 12pm-2pm, Sun

Full details at: londondesignfestival.com/events/maker-difference-pop-letterpress-studio

 

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