Sometimes working, sometimes in bed
Took part in: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018
When I was studying in ArteDiez in Madrid (2003) there were a few cabinets in a class but no presses to print with, so using the type as a stamp was standard. A year after I went to the 1st Typography Congress in Valencia where I discovered the Super Veloz typeface thanks to a mini publication created for the congress. Bauer types had also a stall in there with some lead type to take as a freebie (just a few characters of course). That congress was an amazing experience. But it wasn’t till 2008 when I started my studies at LCC that I had a full on experience.
London College of Communication. Dave Dabner and Alex Cooper were running the workshop at the time.
Alex Cooper, Kelvyn Smith and Alan Kitching. Working with all three has taught me a lot of different things.
Time travel. That would give me the opportunity to travel to different times, infiltrate myself in different foundries, learn from different people and hopefully end up with a nice collection of books, lead and wood type.
I do enjoy both, working with other people is usually more fun. Depends on the project really.
Sincerity, support and a good laugh.
Sometimes working, sometimes in bed.
Mechanical pencil and typescale
Nuccio Ordine – The Usefulness of the Useless
Richard Hollis – About Graphic Design
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Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, beautifully executed prints.
Desmond Jeffery, simple, elegant and friend of Anthony Froshaug.
Robert Delittle, not necessarily a printer but I would learn a bit about wood type manufacturing.
I’m working on that at the moment but for now I have two Stephenson Blake proofing presses, a manual one and a semi automatic one (R225). A small collection of English typefaces as well as a small collection from Richard Gans and Jose Iranzo type foundries.
For now space, more floor space so I can fit more equipment.
When I’m setting type for a project that I really like and I’m finally printing it.
Not finding the right space for my workshop.
Sharing knowledge and learning from other people. Spreading the love of letterpress!
I’ve been a letterpress technician at London College of Communication for the past six years until I quit to move back to Spain to set up my own workshop. At that’s what I’m doing at the moment.
I still use the computer quite often, sometimes the laser cutter and occasionally screen printing.