Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Letterpress Workshop in Italy: Take 1

The first ever edition Pirouette Press workshop along side Officina Tipografica Novepunti, letterpress design group from Milan, took place this last weekend at the Museum of Printing. The theme was to make typographic Christmas cards using wood and/or lead type. The participants dug in and just after a few hours were in the 'printing zone’.  There is a new and fast growing wave of letterpress printing in Italy, and it was exciting to see this historical Italian type made by historical type foundries put back to work!

collage workshop
Top left clockwise: Print proofs, Matteo Vio and Jacopo Mencacci of 9PT,
Merry Christmas card project by Paola Paoletti, Partipants Paola Paoletti and Alessia Ambrogio 
Me recording the awesome work!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Product photography with props

More and more my work focuses on product photography to try and get the best representation of   design I do. I still work with a point and shoot camera, and I like the discipline of learning to use best what I have. It’s a continuous learning process with great hints on the web to take some decent images and improve your skills from the likes of the Biz Ladies section of Design Sponge . It is a part of the process between what you do and getting it out there to the public. Here’s a business card hand printed in two colors on Crane’s Lettra 100lb paper for a painter with prop.

  Painter’s business card w/prop
More attempts at product photography click here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Saluti da Mondovì :: Letterpress Workshop in lovely Italy

Letterpress Workshop with Officina Tipografica Novepunti and Pirouette Press in Mondovì, Italy at the Printing Museum in the historical city centre. 

Enter by 12-10-12
October 20-21, 2012
150 euros - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - min. 4/max 6 people. 

Saluti da Mondovì-prima li stampi, poi li spedisci 
Il Natale si avvincina e non hai voglia di cercare fra mille cartoline tutte uguali? 
Oppure vorresti fare auguri personali tutto l’anno? Potresti essere nel posto giusto!

sabato 20 e domenica 21 ottobre, presso Museo della Stampa-Mondovi, workshop di  stampa a caratteri mobili con  Officina Tipografica Novepunti di Milano e Pirouette Press.

Entro: 12-10-12
Costo : 150 euro (materiali compresi) 
ore 10-18  minimo 4 | massimo  6 persone