Alex Prior and David Weller get creative making an inexpensive, easy-to-carve letterpress set for a school fund-raising benefit. Carve, stamp, rinse letters, repeat.
Iris Van Herpen’s Capriole collection is inspired by contemporary architectural movements, compunded on a style that was influenced by her internship with ground-breaking designer Alexander McQueen. To achieve the highly sculptural effects in this collection, a technique mixing 3D printing with fabrics was employed. Notable in the bio-skeletalesque pieces, is the influence of renown Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
This is a wonderful example of the unbeatable experiences that can be delivered by print , and the fabrication of other tangible crafts. While web design may reign supreme in terms of easy, broad distribution of information, it cannot involve the sense of touch the way that the printed and fabricated piece can—something that engages people in a direct, arguably intimate, level.
This piece for Monogram Design showcases the studio’s attention to elegance and detail.
Documentary about Jim Rimmer, who designed nearly 200 typefaces. The film shows Rimmer using the pantograph, which enabled simultaneous mechanical enlargement of a smaller, desk-size form.
The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.
… with ink, paint, paper….