Learning while printing
As a team Ink different started printing at the end of 2014.
Paula: My first encounter “live” with letterpress was at the International Art School “Il Bisonte” in Firenze around 2014 after meeting Nino who was working in the school. I was completely enchanted and amazed when I first arrived to the lab and saw all those drawers full of type. I wanted to touch them all, I wanted to have them all! By this time I already knew the technique through the work of Alan Kitching.
Nino: My first encounter with letterpress was at the International Art School “Il Bisonte” in Firenze in 2011. I was fascinated straight away by the type drawers and the presses, and by the story of them all.
Mathieu: My first encounter with letterpress was at the International Art School “Il Bisonte” in Firenze in 2014.
Paula: Still learning while printing at the Lab with our team Ink Different.
Nino: At the International Art School “Il Bisonte”
Nino: Vincenzo Burlizzi great typographer and engraver.
Paula: For me it depends on what stage of the creative process you are. I think that collaborating with others is a must and you can learn a lot. But at the very beginning when I’m putting together concepts, imaginary or whatsoever, I prefer to work alone. Then it’s perfect to work with others to exchange those ideas and usually something better come from that collaboration.
Nino: it depends on the circumstances, if there’s a beer inbetween I prefer to work with others.
Paula: Always when I’m doing something other than trying to find an idea.
Nino: Having dinner.
Paula: Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
Nino: Semplicità. I’m slim, I think a sans serif could be good for me
Sono magro credo che un “bastoni” mi starebbe bene…
Nino: Proof press and copperplate press
Tirabozze e torchio calcografico
Paula: The Second sex from Simone de Beauvoir, L’énigme du retour of Dany Lafferrière.
Nino: Sei proprio il mio typo and a lot of others. I use my nightstand as a library.
Mathieu: Mouvement of Philippe Sollers, Machiavel œuvre.
Nino: Proof press and copperplate press, lead and wood types and more
Tirabozze, type drawers with metal and wooden type, torchio calcografico and more.
Paula: by the sea with wine and good company.
Paula: that it makes the world less uglier.
Nino: to share with others the same interest.
Paula: Graphic designer
Nino: Art teacher
Paula: almost 90% of everything I do is digital
Nino: copperplate, lito, xilography, printscreen and sculpture.
Calcografia, litografia, xilografia, serigrafia e scultura.