Frankly, The Folksy Magazine

Mr. Smiths Letterpress

by Emily. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

At the V&A’s Power of Making exhibition last week I was drawn to the short films submitted by artists and designers featuring their making process. One that really stood out for me was Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop by Gavin Lucas for Creative Review. Primarily concerned with typography, good practice and quality workmanship, Mr Smith creates beautifully crafted contemporary typographic prints using traditional wood and metal type.

This film takes us into his workshop, allowing us a sense of the environment in which he works and the process he follows in creating his prints.