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
London W1F 7HD
11am-6pm, Tues & Wed, Fri& Sat
12pm-8pm, Thurs; 12pm-2pm, Sun