Where are the women?
Took part in: 2018 and 2019
During my graphic design study at ArtEZ Arnhem Art Academy we got an assignment to design and print a calendar page using lead type. This was the first time I ever saw and used letterpress and I fell in love immediately.
Shortly after, I moved to Canada and I started taking printing courses at the Ottawa School of Art. They also had a proofing press there so that’s where I learned to print.
I’ve had and have several great teachers: Rob Hinchley, Ad van der Kouwe, Harrie Schalken, Thomas Gravemaker, Jan-Willem van der Looij. Where are the women, now that I come to think of it?!
I would like to be able to manipulate time, so I could make a day have 50 hours.
When I need to really concentrate on my work I prefer it to be quiet and work alone. But I also like to work together with other printers, inspire each other, learn new tricks or just sit together and talk about everything letterpress.
The last few minutes before I fall asleep and the first half hour after I wake up.
Clarendon! A beautiful slab serif with nice curves and a firm base.
True Print by Dafi Kühne
Would love to be there the moment Johannes Gutenberg dropped a wooden letter in the sand and invented letterpress.
A Vandercook proofing press, a Hohner platen press, an etching press, a small tabletop proofing press, a paper cutter and lots of wood and lead type.
The space is perfect, but a cheaper rent would be nice.
In my printshop, mixing ink, with funky music playing.
That I cut off my fingers in my paper cutter.
I hope my work inspires others and makes people think or smile.
Linocut, woodcut, etching, drypoint, polymer print