Self-initiated work is an important part of our practice, giving us the chance to experiment, collaborate and turn our sometimes far-fetched ideas into reality.
‘In Your Hands’ is an initiative by Beatrice Bless of New North Press to pass on traditional craft skills to young people. Experienced artist educators in ceramics, textiles and letterpress printmaking helped participants realise their ideas in the setting of professional artists’ studios.
A23D is a 3D-printed letterpress font commissioned by Richard Ardagh of New North Press. The font is a protoype, connecting the newest and the oldest forms of print technology, looking to the future of letterpress in the 21st century.
Reverting to Type was an exhibition of contemporary letterpress practitioners held at Standpoint Gallery in Hoxton, London during December 2010 – January 2011, showcasing how the centuries-old craft of letterpress is being reinvented by progressive practitioners.