Armina Ghazaryan veteran

Type & Press

Think fast, print slow :)

How long have you been printing?


Describe your first encounter with letterpress

Accidently followed a letterpress workshop and fell in love with wood type.

Where did you learn?

At the MIAT museum, from volunteers/printmaking enthusiasts, and by my own mistakes :)

Who was your most influential teacher?

H.N. Werkman

What super power would you like to have?

Think fast, print slow :)

Do you prefer to work alone or with others?

It really depends on the project, but most of the time I work alone.

What do you most value in your friends?

Healthy criticism.

When do your best ideas occur to you?

When I'm busy playing with type or doing something completely unrelated to work, as going for a walk.

If you were to die and come back as a typeface, which would it be?

Haha, that's a difficult one :) Not sure if I can name a specific typeface, but I'd like to be a serif one.

What tool do you use more often than any other?

That would be a line gauge.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World by Michael Bierut

If you have your own shop, what equipment do you own?

I own a FAG printing press and a modest collection of type, but there is no print shop yet.

If you could change one thing about your shop, what would it be?


When and where are you the happiest?

When being at the print shop, playing with wood type, having no deadlines.

What is your greatest fear/worry?

Losing freshness in design.

What do you think is useful about what you make?

Just make something that feels right.

What’s your day job?

Freelance graphic designer

Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?

Linocut sometimes