Black Moustache Letterpress / ongoing project on new lasercut woodtype / Nov. 2010
Since 2008 I have been experimenting with woodtype production. My BA-thesis ‹Woodtype-Now!› was a very experimental approach to it. But in this project I produce woodtype in a more tradtional sense. Single wood pieces to be typeset and printed...
I started this project in spring 2008, when I was in my third semester at Zurich University of the Arts. I started with some
sample-letters of Antique Olive. Right after that I made a whole set of Univers (250 letters). I also made some larger samples of Railroad Gothic.
For all the three founts I used beechwood, which is pretty hard and resistant.
After I made these woodtype sets, I realized that it is possible to produce traditionoal woodtype with new tools as the digital lasercutter and some precise wood working-tools. But at that time for me it lead just into the next, much more interesting question: What else than traditional woodtype production is possible with the lasercutter?
That's when I started with my BA-thesis ‹Woodtype Now!› in December 2008. (More about this project on www.woodtype-now.ch)
Back to woodtype in a traditional sense, I am experimenting with different kinds of wood. I printed this poster ‹Aktion: Blut- & Leberwürste› from a new woodtype called ‹SQ 324›. I used mapple and beechwood for those letters. The one that is more resistant and has less warpage is the one that I am gonna produce a whole set of 250 letters in 20 cicero (app. 20 line) with. I am still testing...
Contact me if you wanna buy one of these ‹Aktion: Blut- & Leberwürste› posters: 40 Swiss Fr. / 30 Eu / 40 $
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Woodtype Now! – my BA-thesis about experimental woodtype production
BIG UP to your work! I am a big fan!
Anyway, I am friend of John and Tommy from Whittington press and seen some of your posters recently. John gave me your web address and here I see what a successful printing studio you got.. well done!
I am gonna see Tommy today, who just got back from his trip around France. Was wondering if we could come to your studio sometime and see what's what.. would really like to see such a modern approach in letterpress used and perhaps learn thing or two from you.
Next thing is the Wood type that you laser-cut. Would you consider cutting a fount for someone? and how much would you charge for a collection such as the one above..?