Stéphane de Schrevel veteran

Letterpress technology made me understand the core and logics of typography

How long have you been printing?


Describe your first encounter with letterpress

Whilst studying Typography at the University of Plymouth (Exeter, UK) letterpress technology made me understand the core and logics of typography. I got hooked ever since but it was not until twelve years later that I got my hands all inky again.

Who was your most influential teacher?

They all were influential to some extent.

Do you prefer to work alone or with others?


What do you most value in your friends?

Being one.

When do your best ideas occur to you?

When waking up in the morning.

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

I'll tell you when I find one I feel comfortable in.

What tool do you use more often than any other?

A computer, a bicycle and a spoon, not necessarily in that order.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

The manual of my nose hair trimmer.

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

Emery Walker.

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

Have more room.

When and where are you the happiest?

In the shower.

What is your greatest fear/worry?

Losing independence.

What do you think is useful about what you make?

Make people smile.

What’s your day job?

Book Design.

Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?

Digital media for the above.