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Durslade Farm Shop Somerset / Autumn 2020
Recently i’ve been immersed in developing this range of letterpress labels for @dursladefarmshop own brand range of locally sourced produce // Originally conceived by the design team at @otherwaylondon / the labels were designed as part of a larger identity & brand // The range are hand-set in English Grotesques Fonts (numbers 51 & 215) from 6 — 30pt & are carefully hand-printed on an old Golding Jobber treadle press / on 100gsm colourplan label paper from @gfsmithpapers
Thank you / NHS & Keyworkers
#thankyou / #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’
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
February 2020 /
artists residency / monday 1 – friday 7 february 2020 /
at archetype press / the hoffmitz milken center for typography / Pasadena / California
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’
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / @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 / £300 unframed / £430 framed //
new home / new work / new identity
Royal Mail special issue / 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! /
buy print – grey // buy print – black
Mr Smith / Hole & Corner at ‘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
winter print sale
at mr smith’s letterpress workshop /
20 & 21 iliffe yard se17 3qa /
saturday 18 february 2017 /
10:00 – 17:00 /
cash & card /
Upside down / left to right — workshop gift vouchers
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? — 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.