Workshop:- Letter PressPosted: November 11, 2014
My second workshop was a very intriguing one, looking at how type was created before technology. Just thinking about how many typefaces there are, then the types of typefaces and then even the different sizes of typefaces. All letters and numbers done one by one, when now we can do it in seconds on the computer. It’s crazy to think how long and how much effort it took to design typography before technology!
The letter press process I felt was very complicated, but after a while I understood how to arrange the different pieces of equipment and in the end found it quite enjoyable, making imprints that made the text a lot more compelling. I also find the outcomes very vintage looking giving it more of an effective result. This would look great on things like posters and business cards denting the material which I think looks more professional and attractive.