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Thank you / NHS & Keyworkers
for making us proud & grateful /
thank you all for taking so many chances /
thank you all for all your determination /
just ‘thank you’
here’s a rainbow inspired poster diptych
proudly displayed in our cottage window /
hand-set & printed letterpress on recycled newsprint
in bruton town / somerset
inspired by hard working / ordinary / thoughtful / kind &
selfless folk who support society
& for makers everywhere . . .
order here / sold as as a pair / all profits to charity . . .
HMCT/Archetype / artists residency ‘public workshop’
February 2020 / Day 6
while we were in pasadena /at archetype press / the hoffmitz milken center for typography / we held a ‘public workshop’ at the end of our ‘artists residency’ on saturday 8 february 2020 / for 20 wonderfully enthusiastic people /
“. . . and the oscar goes to . . .” /
a one day letterpress experiment celebrating ‘the academy awards’ . . .
The New Typography Workshop / Artist Residency
January 2020 //
maestro mr kitching & I are off to pasedena in california in early february / we have been asked to be ‘artists in residence at the ‘archetype press’ part of the ‘the hoffmitz milken center for typography’ & ‘artcenter college of design’
from monday 1 – friday 7 february we will be making work at the press & discussing our outcome on the final afternoon / as stated above we will undertake a public workshop on the saturday . . .
No.1 / Bruton
January 2020 //
working closely with good friend & leather maestro bill amberg / we designed these cheeky oversized key fobs to hang behind the reception desk at the gorgeous new hotel no.1 bruton / the simple combination of baskerville old face & various grotesque wood letter fused with the heavy leather / lend themselves to the juxtaposition of traditional & modern / craft & commerce // this is a lovely insta testimonial from the owners of the hotel @numberonebruton
“We asked @billambergstudio for their help with the key fobs and do not disturb signs for @numberonebruton. Bill said inspirational things like: ITS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO THINK DIFFERENTLY, DO SOMETHING HUMOROUS, BE CREATIVE! and then he spoke to mr smith @obliquestroke and together they made these beauties.”
Osip. / Gift Voucher
December 2019 //
a very simple Gift Voucher for Osip / a new – michelin star – restaurant in my home town in Somerset // hand-set in 12pt Bell & Grotesque 9 & printed in a deep olive green on a recycled board // designed to be written on by the staff // Osip’s existing understated identity has some very gentle letters pacing through the name & is followed with a full point (stop) // despite being set in a more traditional font / these vouchers give a nod to the brand with spacing & the full point that that prescribe the hand written spaces
‘Osip is a tiny, farm-to-table restaurant situated in the heart of rural Somerset. We work with a small but perfectly formed group of local farmers, growers, hunters and gatherers to put together menus that reflect the very best of Somerset and its environs at any given moment.’ // Opening times // WED — SAT / Lunch & Dinner // SUNDAY / Lunch only // 1 High Street / Bruton / Somerset BA10 0AB // 01749 813322 / email@example.com / @osiprestaurant
HEART/EARTH moves at Snape Maltings
ROCK PAPER PIXEL / Influence, Experimentation and Play in contemporary lettering // An Exhibition Curated by (my old Norwich School of Art friend) Mark Noad / at the Lettering Arts Centre in Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk
23.5° — Heart / Earth // Letterpress print — Designed / set & printed (Winter 2013) in 20 Line Slab Serif wood type // Printed in Rubine Red ink with a credit set in Monotype Baskerville Old Face (169) Roman / Italic & Small Caps // Printed in a Limited edition of 24 on 280gsm BFK Rives Grey (3 deckle & 1 trimmed edge) / final sheet size 560 x 760mm (22 x 30 inches) // Signed by the Artists / £350 unframed / £480 framed //
new home / new work / new identity
Royal Mail special issue / Old Vic Theatre stamps
Royal Mail / Old Vic Theatre / Stamps
make! craft britain / bbc4
i did some teaching with 5 strangers in my workshop / we made a few nice pieces & they happened to film quite a lot of it! // showing wednesday 21 march 2018 at 21:00 on bbc4 (& on the i player i imagine!) / set your vhs & betamax recorders! /
at christmas / all roads lead home
/ “at christmas / all roads lead home” / i spent some time with the girl Allsopp in the early 2017 / we made a nice print & they happened to film it! // showing tuesday 5 december 2017 at 20:00 on C4 & on all 4 catch up / set your vhs & betamax recorders! /
Mr Smith for Hole & Corner at The London Design Festival
Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop will be joining a selection of carefully selected makers at the Hole & Corner ‘British Craft Pavilion’ for The London Design Festival at the Truman Brewery / from 21 September – 24 September 2017 /
Mr Smith for Hole & Corner at the Port Eliot Festival
Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop will be inked-up & printing summer posters at the Hole & Corner makers’ tent at this years Port Eliot Festival / from July 27 – July 30 2017 // ‘Hole & Corner return to St Germans in Cornwall to curate the third edition their hugely successful makers’ tent; with workshops, demonstrations and talks by some of the finest makers in the country.’ holeandcornermagazine.com/
The Sunday Telegraph / Craft & Collecting
. . . bit of shameless self promotion / but well chuffed with the lovely piece by Georgia Dehn in today’s Sunday Telegraph (12/06/2017) in the Craft & Collecting section // & everyone’s positive reaction to it on social media / thank you . . . telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/polymath-font-knowledge/
thanks to everyone who came to the winter print sale at the workshop last weekend / it was wonderful to see you all & really great that you are supporting my work / late ‘spring print sale’ coming in may . . .
at mr smith’s letterpress workshop /
20 & 21 iliffe yard se17 3qa /
saturday 18 february 2017 /
10:00 – 17:00 /
cash & card /
Country Living / Urban Artisan
/ chuffed to be featured as the urban artisan in the march edition of @countrylivingmag / fabulous words by @thestylistguide & (of course) great images by @emmalewisphotographer #letterpress #urbanartisan #attentiontodetail #goodworkmanship
Upside down / left to right — workshop gift vouchers
Eeormoo? — first edition running out
Thanks for a great reaction to Eeormoo?
A menagerie of wishful thinking.
A collaboration by Jim Sutherland & Kelvyn Laurence Smith.
Limited Edition of 1,000 books.
Selling out fast . . .
Buy the book
Sutherl&Smith / Eeormoo? — Limited Edition Print
A modest set of overprinted limited edition letterpress prints.
Printed in Black & Fluorescent Pink & a Blind de-bossed credit.
Signed by the artists
25 of each
Print size / 800 x 600mm
Sutherl&Smith / Eeormoo? — Limited Edition Book Prints
A modest set of limited edition letterpress prints.
20 of each
Sutherl&Smith / Eeormoo? — A children’s book
A menagerie of wishful thinking by Jim Sutherland. A series of rhymes about animals who dream of being other animals.
A collaboration by Jim Sutherland & Kelvyn Laurence Smith.
Edition of 1,000 books & set of limited edition letterpress prints.
Designed, set & printed at
Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop
Kennington, London, Autumn 2016.
Sutherl&Smith — a new collaboration — a new website
Over the last few years Mr Sutherland & Mr Smith
have been collaborating on typographic ideas.
These projects are all ‘designed, set & printed’
in Mr Smith’s letterpress workshop in London
& are self-initiated pieces conceived to explore
the process of letterpress – express graphic ideas
& articulate the visual observations conceived
by the two gentlemen.
Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Winter 2013)
in various Grotesques & Egyptian wood types.
Printed in Metallic Bronze ink
with a credit set in 14pt Baskerville Old Face
Printed in a Limited edition of 24
on 280gsm Somerset Black
(3 deckle & 1 trimmed edge)
final sheet size 560 x 760mm (22 x 30 inches).
Signed by the Artists.
‘Gator’ Rug / Bill Amberg & The Rug Company
A great evening launching the ‘Gator’ Rug / with Bill Amberg & friends at The Rug Company
Elle Dec feature
Very pleased to be featured in the April edition of Elle Decoration / beautifully written by Ali Heath & gorgeous photography from Emma Lewis / thank you . . .
Troubadour / Conversations /
Exhibition of collaborative work with Jim Sutherl& at Unit 21
I is for Inspiration . . .
Letterpress & Love ‘Pop-up ShopWorkshop’
We invited a select group of letterpress enthusiasts to bring their favourite Ampersands to the shop for a live printing event / Silver ink was the order of the day & on a grey wet Saturday in November we produced a series of gorgeous prints — soon available to buys as a set — see the results at patternandprint.xyz / thank you Mr Gabb / Mr Marshall / Ms Ellis / Mr Winstanley / Mr Cooper / Mr Granados / Ms Dixon / Ms Gridneff & Ms Tosey.