Live in Print – a celebration of letterpress

Aiming to marry the ancient art of letterpress with the modern, er, art of txt msgs is forthcoming show <tangible txts> from Live in Print.

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Big X

The Live in Print organisation was set up by graphic designers Christian Holland & Josh Riley, printmaker Graham Bignell and internet developer Darren Clark, a bunch united by their love of letterpress.

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Big X

Embracing the dichotomy between the slow, deliberate nature of letterpress and the rapid, impulsive nature of 21st century communication, the group has created a series of text works created from discarded text messages.

Through the website, liveinprint.com, people were invited to submit words from discarded messages that were never sent, and these were then turned into prints, to go on display at the <tangible txts> exhibition.

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Rocked

While it’s only these half-baked communications that will be used in the show, the work of Live in Print is ongoing, and all the prints are inspired by words posted on the website.

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Still Waiting

These can be poems, mantras, slogans or just pretty words, with a monthly theme to guide contributions. As long as they’re original words, they have a chance of being used, and turned into prints or used on homeware.

Live in Print <tangible txts> runs from May 25  – 2 June at Standpoint Studios, 45 Coronet Street, London N1. For more information visit liveinprint.com

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  • Suzy bilby November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Brilliant ideas!!

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