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Preview of MA project ‘DECONSTRUCTION – RECONSTRUCTION’ exhibited at Manchester School of Art

Preview of MA project ‘DECONSTRUCTION – RECONSTRUCTION’ exhibited at Manchester School of Art

Preview of my MA project ‘DECONSTRUCTION – RECONSTRUCTION’ exhibited at Manchester School of Art, June 24th to July 5th 2019. Final show coming up in September.   #ma #msoa #postgrad #criticalthinking #art #exhibit #photography #design #letterpress #analog #digital #fabric# hahnemuehlen #mcr #mastudies #research #deconstruction #reconstruction […]

Actual Size Magazine – Cover Feature

Actual Size Magazine – Cover Feature

Thrilled to announce that my ‘Dogs and their Humans’ Project has been featured on the cover of UK culture magazine ‘Actual Size’.     Issue 4 of ‘Actual Size’ publishes my portraits of eight Berliners and their furry companions, as well as a studio portrait of Bear […]

Bauhaus Dessau Visit – Photographic Impressions

Bauhaus Dessau Visit – Photographic Impressions

Inspiring visit to the Bauhaus in Dessau, in connection with the School Fundamental Festival from March 20 to 24th 2019 at the Bauhaus Building

 

P98a – A Visit to Erik Spiekermann’s Berlin Studio

P98a – A Visit to Erik Spiekermann’s Berlin Studio

Visit to Erik Spiekermann Studio P98a, on November 19th 2018

p98a.berlin – typographic workshop
Potsdamer Straße 98a
10785 Berlin

In my quest to find practitioners of typography and letterpress today, I am visiting Erik Spiekermann’s Berlin-based artist studio, p98a

Presses include an Original Heidelberger Tiegel, Korrex Frankfurt Kraft (1961), FAG Swiss Proof S 52 (1979) and FAG Standard AP 550 (1960)

Korrex Frankfurt Kraft (1961)

Original Heidelberger Tiegel

  

Archive of Wood Type letters of US and European origin

Wood blocks featuring common German word endings such as ‘heit’ and ‘keit’

Archive of Lead Type letters of US and European origin

Catalogues of Wood Type and Lead Type Letters

Exposed Polymer Plates – Used for print runs

Studio Working Spaces

 

 

Bauhaus Fonts – supported by Adobe California, presented at LA Adobe MAX in October 2018

Download via Typekit, Creative Cloud
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/hidden-treasures
Font designs discovered in the Bauhaus Archive Dessau
Modern designers to complete the five original alphabet designs by Joost Schmidt, Carl Marx, Xanti Schawinsky, Reinhold Rossig & Alfred Arndt

Experimentation with different materials used to print on letterpress

Alphabits – typeface FF Amoeba letters in 5mm acrylic

  

Typographic Library

Books and posters for sale, printed by P98A

YouTube Video By Jaroslaw Godlewski

Vogue – Berlin Cityscapes Series – 10/10/2018

Vogue – Berlin Cityscapes Series – 10/10/2018

Berlin Cityscapes Series featured on Vogue Italia website  

Festival of Lights 2018

Festival of Lights 2018

The ‘Festival of Lights’ was held in Berlin for the 14th annual year from October 5th to 14th 2018, attracting 3 million visitors. Video projections and light art installations were designed by 66 artists from around the world, and exhibited at 60 different locations across the City […]

Researching the City of Berlin – Typography – Actual Size Magazine

Researching the City of Berlin – Typography – Actual Size Magazine

As part of my typographical field research, I wandered the city of Berlin to seek out any surviving commercial signs, particularly on the facades of buildings, that bear witness to earlier times.

New Manchester-based print magazine Actual Size (https://www.actualsizemagazine.com) contacted me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/heike_schneider_matzigkeit/) after spotting one of my Berlin typography photographs, the Hotel du Monde, to enquire whether I would like to contribute a feature to the first issue of the magazine.

Typography originating from various decades is commonly featured on Berlin architecture old and new – tracing back to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.

The most archaic text, typically signs related to former businesses or shops, is frequently witnessed today as ghostly and faded sitting sadly forgotten on crumbling facades.

Happily with the extensive renovation of many of Berlin’s older buildings various examples are being re-discovered and restored. Often vintage typography is seen as an asset to a building’s overall aesthetic. Indeed embracing a structure’s heritage can add greatly to its visual, cultural and commercial value.

Noticing these faded or restored signs, letters and inscriptions painted or fixed directly onto the front of buildings in Berlin, gives us a sense of times gone by, a sense of history, and a reminder that we are not the first to walk these streets…

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It’s especially lovely to see myself in the contributor’s section 😉

Letterpress Lead Printing for my prototype

Letterpress Lead Printing for my prototype

For my book cover prototype print, I choose a small lead font called 8pt Petit Post Versalien https://www.voltapress.com/typecatalog/   After choosing the font, I proceed to set up the 8 point size letters which takes a lot of concentration and care   Then, I start to […]