letterpress

Future in Your Hands

Our nostalgic obsession with the handmade  stems from a desire to play it safe, says  Carl Burgess. Digital imagemaking, in contrast,  is risky, exciting and allows us to talk about  our world today and our hopes for tomorrow 

Record sleeves of the month

Our latest pick of beautiful and intriguing record sleeves features a Motown-inspired box set for Nightmares on Wax, a screenprinted wooden package for Jad Fair and striking imagery for FKA Twigs…

What’s On

CR’s pick of forthcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Prix Pictet at the V&A, Wallace & Gromit in Bristol, Semi Permanent Sydney, Birds Eye View film festival at Canary Wharf Screen, 100 years of Type in Design at AIGA in New York, letterpress workshops with Alan Kitching, Paul McKee’s print show for vinyl lovers in London, and GIF art from 15Folds in London…

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, an evening of Classic Beer Advertising at the Museum of Brands in London, TYPO design conference in Berlin, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop at the William Morris Gallery, and the Photographers’ Dining Club in London…

Monotype Century: win an Alan Kitching print

As part of AIGA’s centennial celebrations, Monotype has curated a show featuring 100 years of type in design. The exhibition features five letterpress posters by Alan Kitching honouring some of design’s great names. We have two to give away

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Paris Photo in LA, Hyères Festival of Fashion & Photography, Introduction to Letterpress with New North Press in London, Motion Factory behind-the-scenes animation exhibition in Paris, publishing symposium Art-Information at the ICA, and Off Life’s #QuickDraw Live event in London…

The art of bank note design

The Bank of England Museum’s latest exhibition offers a look at some fascinating items from its archives, including bank note test prints and sketches by designer Harry Ecclestone.

The Letterpress Shakespeare

While your Arden edition might be a little easier in the hands, The Folio Society’s new Letterpress Shakespeare titles are a typographic indulgence that attempt a renewed engagement with the bard’s plays and sonnets

Illustrated fiction from The Folio Society

The Folio Society has published illustrated editions of classic fiction titles including The Day of the Jackal, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Life, the Universe and Everything

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including data visualisation exhibition Beautiful Science at the British Library, Erwin Blumenfeld in Zürich, Design Indaba in Cape Town, scrap metal graphics from David Buckingham in London, a letterpress masterclass at the Ditchling Museum, Hipgnosis album artwork talk and signing in Birmingham, Letizia Battaglia in Liverpool, and the Arctic Design Week …

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Jessica Eaton’s cube photography in London, Leeds Print Festival, Warhol, Lynch & Burroughs at The Photographers’ Gallery London, Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster iat LCC, Printing Sheffied, The Design of Understanding at St. Bride’s in London, and Herbery Bayer at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin …