Learning From Letterpress Heritage
The historical influence of letterpress and movable type in the discipline of Graphic and Communication Design is indisputable and even today, in the midst of the digital age, the ability to master hundreds of years-old typographic techniques allows us to broaden horizons and create innovative solutions to contemporary issues.
This book proposes a "return to the past" to recover and re-contextualize typographic printing without, however, abandoning the perspective of renewal of Design and its practices.
As result from a three days workshop and a conference held at ESAD it includes interviews with Alan Kitching, Dafi Kühne and Rick Griffith, images and final results from each workshop plus three articles on letterpress history and design education.
Rúben Dias, Sofia Meira
Rúben Dias, Sofia Meira,João Bicker, Erin Beckloff, Catarina Silva, Pedro Amado, Vítor Quelhas
Art direction and graphic design
Pedro Meireis, Diogo Oliveira
PT + EN