REVERTING TO TYPE
curated by Graham Bignell of New North Press and graphic designer Richard Ardagh
10th–24th Dec 2010 and 4th–22nd Jan 2011
Exhibition open daily 10am-6pm
Private view: Thursday 9th December 6–9 pm
Reverting to Type is an exhibition of contemporary letterpress practitioners, showcasing how a centuries-old craft is being reinvented for modern day usage.
Black Stone CAN / Brad Vetter USA / Carl Middleton UK /
Dafi Kühne CH / Flowers&Fluerons UK / Hand & Eye UK /
Hatch Show Print USA / Hi-Artz UK / IMPO$T AUS /
Jens Jørgen Hansen DEN/ Markus Müller CH
Mark Pavey UK / Mr Smith UK / Occasional Print Club UK /
Prensa La Libertad ARG / Rosa De Carlo UK /
Team Nerd USA / Typoretum UK / Yee Haw! Industries USA
Catherine Dixon / David Peason / Fraser Muggeridge
Studio / OPX design / Peter Aston Jones / Phil Baines /
Stevey Scullion / Vikram Seth
The exhibition is curated by Graham Bignell of New North Press and graphic designer Richard Ardagh and features prints and publications by progressive practitioners from around the world. To coincide with the exhibition, New North Press has publishes the first in a series of collaborative prints by contemporary artists, designers and wordsmiths. The majority of the show’s unique exhibits will be for sale and the gallery will also host a working Adana press to hand-print your own personalised Christmas cards.
Reverting to Type aims to highlight the pioneers at the
helm of the current resurgence of interest in letterpress;
from computer-based designers with a desire to ply a craft
with a tactile immediacy that has been lost with modern
technology, to traditional presses finding a new way to
revitalise their design output.
Established in 1986 by Graham Bignell, New North Press
is an artisan letterpress print studio, specialising in setting
and printing by hand. Richard Ardagh is a graphic designer
who has worked with New North Press to produce
collaborative poster editions such as Oranges & Lemons
and a 150th anniversary print for Wilton’s Music Hall.
Venue: Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD
Tube: Old Street, Exit 2 (Northern Line – Bank Branch)
Buses:55, 67, 149, 242, 243