Lilith, Helene, Lennart rookie

Galerie p98a

Teach people how to print

How long have you been printing?

Lilith: I started printing letterpress in a course at the university in 2017
Helene: At p98a in 2020
Lennart: 2018 in my internship at p98a

Describe your first encounter with letterpress

Lilith: It was an typography course at University where we designed a typeface (which I never finished :D) lasercut it into wood and print it letterpress. It was my favourite course of the semester. After that I applied to p98a as an intern.
Helene: At p98a
Lennart: During my internship

Where did you learn?

Lilith: Letterpress (and also Silkscreen and other printing techniques) I learned at University
Helene: At p98a
Lennart: At p98a

Who was your most influential teacher?

Helene: When it comes to typography and letterpress: Erik Spiekermann
Lilith: mama
Lennart: Erik and Lilith taught me the basics, the rest i taught myself

What super power would you like to have?

Helene: Beaming from place to place
Lilith: Beaming!
Lennart: Printing money

Do you prefer to work alone or with others?

Helene: Depends on the project and work
Lilith: Mostly with others
Lennart: Often i work alone with music in my ears, but i like both.

What do you most value in your friends?

Helene: Honesty and loyalty

When do your best ideas occur to you?

Helene: In moments I don't think about it
Lilith: When nobody is watching
Lennart: mostly after the projects already started

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

Helene: Banco
Lilith: Hopefuly Calypso, Fun and Style
lennart: Tannenberg

What tool do you use more often than any other?

Helene: Probably scissors
Lilith: Computer Mouse
Lennart: WD40

What books are currently on your nightstand?

Helene: The perfume by Patrick Süßkind, Watermusic by T.C. Boyle
Lilith: My nightstand is too small
Lennart: I don’t have a nightstand

If you could study with any printer throughout history, who would it be?

Helene: travel back in history and invent movable letters together with Gutenberg
Lilith: I would not choose a special printer but working a week at Berthold Typefoundry would be amazing!

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

Helene: The more the merrier :)
Lilith: Silkscreen and Riso to refine
Lennart: 3 Risos

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

Helene: 0
Lilith: The perfect way to sort and organise the Typefaces. Plus a katalog with all the type and where it is.
Lennart: 1

When and where are you the happiest?

Helene: Summer, seaside
Lilith: In my van, on the road.
Lennart: At work

What is your greatest fear/worry?

Helene: While work: Losing my hand in a press
Lilith: Crush Eriks Plakadur AG
Lennart: Fearless

What do you think is useful about what you make?

p98a: To teach people how to print. And watch their fascination grow. It's so important that people know the technique not just from museums.

What’s your day job?

p98a: printing, designing, teaching, developing new techniques, sales, marketing, social media, customer service, communications

Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?

p98a: risography, glowforge laser, ludlow