01.1 / Mr Smith / An Approach

Mr Smith is a craftsman, designer, maker, typographer, printmaker & wordsmith.

He is of strong temperament & is chiefly concerned with good design, attention to detail, thorough practice & quality workmanship. He creates exquisitely crafted contemporary typographic printed matter using wood letter & metal type in his Letterpress workshop.

Mr Smith can be commissioned to ‘design, set & print’ a range of exquisite letterpress printed matter — from elegant stationery, cards & invitations to identities & stunning artworks, fine prints, posters, & typographic reliefs for the home or business space.

Smith’s Rules — is the Imprint under which Mr Smith publishes work.

Smith’s Rules — is the philosophy applied to the work undertaken — less of a dogma — more of a guide: a series of starting points & procedures implemented by the workshop materials themselves. It is also the imprint under which Mr Smith publishes work.

Smith’s Rules — takes numerous forms & set out to explore visual ideas in response graphic language, problem solving, story telling, typographic prescription and the letterpress process & material restrictions. They are always ‘designed, set & printed’ by Mr Smith in his Somerset workshop.