February 2014: Loving letterpress: Meet Ely’s master printers

by admin on February 6, 2014

Creative Ely: Loving Letterpress letterpress-printed posterGordon Chesterman and Phil Treble gave a fascinating talk about the art of letterpress printing, running through the history of letterpress and how it’s being revived.

During the talk they presented us with beautifully designed letterpress-printed posters, cards, invitations and books as well as showing the equipment they used to make them. Their engaging show approach helped everyone get an insight into letterpress printing – even from the very back of the crowded room!

Everyone who came also got a thank you card, printed by Gordon, and the chance to print their own message inside of it.

Take a look at Gordon and Phil’s designs on their Flickr pages, join them on Twitter at @GChesterman and @MuttonsAndNuts, and see the evening’s highlights below.

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