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Leeds Print Festival 2014

Leeds Print Festival is back for its third year, celebrating contemporary and traditional printmaking processes, for a week of events at venues across the city later this month, including opening night celebrations, a print fair, exhibitions and a series of talks.

Handmade in London

Images from Julian Love’s Handmade London project feature in our current Photography Annual issue and the photographer has just launched the accompanying book, which contains some great pictures of contemporary artisanal activity

Faber’s Fine Press

Inspired by a growing appreciation of book arts and its own design heritage, UK publisher Faber has launched a new imprint supplying limited edition hand made products. We spoke to production manager Jack Murphy and senior designer Eleanor Crow about the venture…

Hatch Show Print

From minstrel shows to Rock ’n’ Roll, from Elvis Presley to Elvis Costello, Hank Williams to the White Stripes, the history of Hatch Show Print is, in large part, the history of American music. For the first time, the work of this legendary Nashville print shop will be on show in the UK. We talk to Hatch manager, designer and curator Jim Sherraden about the shop’s unique archive and the enduring relevance of Hatch to today’s creative community

Eric Gill and John Berger from Penguin

Last week saw the publication of two additions to Penguin’s series of influential texts on art, design and photography – a new collection of John Berger’s writings, Understanding a Photograph, and a new edition of Eric Gill’s An Essay on Typography from 1931

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Hatch Show Print in London, Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, Spiegelman retrospective in New York, Photobooks Now talk from Aperture Foundation’s Chris Boot in Washington, J.R. Eyerman Rediscovered in Paris and London, Gestalten Pop-Up Store in Hong Kong and The Craft of Album Art Design Workshop with StormStudios in London …

The Fableists

Little Black Book founder Matt Cooper has teamed up with ad creatives, illustrators, animators and design studio Freytag Anderson to launch a sustainable childrenswear brand, The Fableists.

Reviving linotype

Vintage lighting brand Urban Cottage Industries has teamed up with Print Club London to launch a range of letterpress prints and cards made using linotype.

Low Tech Print

Flying Machines founder Caspar Williamson has written a book about contemporary design projects made using handmade printing techniques.

Ad of the Week: Nike Human Printing Press

In the inaugural post of a new weekly series, we offer up Creative Review’s first Ad of the Week (cue trumpets). This week the ad that most impressed us is a new spot for Nike Turkey from Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, which features a human printing press. We talked to the ad creatives and the director, James Frost, about how it was done…