Stains on the page, dirty fingers, etc.
Took part in: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
I got my name and surname set in linotype when I was 12, but I guess that don’t matter. Five years ago it is.
Ten years ago I got two pieces of wood type in a surprise bag a colleague brought me from Berlin. A year later a friend gave me another two and the four letters formed my name. True story.
I think the first time I printed was when I was doing this course on type design and we went to Madrid’s Museo de la Imprenta and did a workshop with Eva de la Rocha and Roberto Gamonal.
Here and there. A lot of trial and error with a good base provided by Eva de la Rocha and Roberto Gamonal.
I think Emilio Sdun has been the person who most opened my eyes to printing.
Sadly (or not) alone.
Honesty and good will.
Anytime. Usually when the deadline is almost due.
I just love the V5 Pilot pens and Edding 1200 brushpen, both black.
I must start by saying that I almost never finish them, but:
– The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds
– Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed. Conversations with Paul Cronin
– Todo lo que era sólido – Antonio Muñoz Molina
– Arduino for Musicians: A Complete Guide to Arduino and Teensy Microcontrollers – Brent Edstrom
I like my fellow letterpress workers very much and would not change them for any glorified mummy, although I always had curiosity for that man Coster. He might have made a deal with the devil.
Two platen presses and two proof presses (Korrex and Fag). Twelve lead type cabinets and one tall wood type cabinet.
The place has a lot of humidity and is packed with old useless forms and useless stuff.
When everything is set and printing perfectly, when I am making music and when I am drawing. Opening a bottle of wine is often a happy moment as well.
I have a tendency to ruin jobs without noticing, like leaving stains on the page, dirty fingers, etc.
I try to communicate ideas.
I am in charge of the coordination of the masters of visual communication in Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid.