Archive for February, 2011
proof ideas 03Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
proof Ideas 02Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
proof ideas 01Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Saxow lecture posterTuesday, February 15th, 2011
one hundred years of solitude coversTuesday, February 15th, 2011
Letterpress prints so farWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Letterpress ideasWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
more penguinWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Penguin ideasWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
pattern experimentsWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
printers visits & uni facilitiesWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Black Swan 25 posterWednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Letterpress projectTuesday, February 1st, 2011
I wanted to find out what font was contained in each case, as there are no font labels, so I started out by printing 3/4 letters from each case. The below image is a selection.
The aim of this project is to produce a catalogue of Bath Spa Letterpress wooden facilites and another volume demonstrating what is possible with the facilites. With this information re-orgranise the case structure. I will then try and identify the font using “whatthefont”
Process fontTuesday, February 1st, 2011
After speaking to a technition, I realised that cutting out the fine details with the laser cutter would be impossible and a fire risk! I therefore decided to turn the image into a negative, so that the letterpress texture could be rasterised leaving the raised print.
The printed laser cut letterforms worked well. The plywood grain is noticeable aiding the font.
I also experimented using the CNC Router, however the fine detail could not be achieved.
Other experiments are lino and photo-polyer etching.