The Beauty of Letterpress and Engraving

And now, two series that have been making us drool for quite a while: Neenah’s The Beauty of Engraving, and The Beauty of Letterpress, featuring commissioned work from Jessica Hische, Marian Bantjes, Design Army, Tad Carpenter, Armin Vit, and many others. (Snag yourself a free print of the latest installment from Kevin Cantrell while they last.) It’s a print wonderland—and has benefited a great cause.

As background, here’s what Neenah had to say:

The Beauty of Engraving and The Beauty of Letterpress were conceived as companion sites to showcase the tantalizing possibilities of specialty printing by featuring the work of the designers and craftspeople who continue to reinvent how these print methods are used in modern communication.
 When we launched the Beauty of Letterpress, we couldn’t help but want to support the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. We also create and produce limited edition prints. The sale of these limited edition prints raised more than $15,000 (a lot of prints) and we matched that donation to help save Hamilton.”

Here’s a full rundown of the ongoing series:

 

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Design by Kevin Cantrell; Engraving by Gottschall Engraving

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Design by Christine McMahon, Two Paperdolls; Engraving by Artistry Engraving Company, Inc

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Design by Jessica Hische; Engraving by Nussmeier Engraving Company

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Design by Armin Vit; Engraving by BurdgeCooper

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Design by Erik Marinovich; Engraving by The Artcraft Company

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Design by Tad Carpenter; Letterpress by Elum

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Design by Jennifer James; Letterpress by Rohner Letterpress

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Design and Letterpress by Studio on Fire

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Design by Nick Sherman; Letterpress by Boxcar Press

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Design by Mikey Burton; Letterpress by Cranky Pressman

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Design by Robynne Raye (art direction by Dalton Webb); Letterpress by Mandate Press

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Design by Ghost Design; Letterpress by Two Paperdolls

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Design by Design Army; Letterpress by Mama’s Sauce

 

 

 

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Design by Marian Bantjes; Letterpress by Full Circle Press

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Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards
Announcing Print’s all-new Typography & Lettering Awards, judged by Jessica Hische and Paul Shaw. Whether you design your own typefaces, design type-centric pieces or create fascinating handlettered projects, we want to see your work. Register by the early bird deadline of Oct. 31 for a chance to have your work featured in the pages of Print magazine.

 

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Warn and Cover

Steven Heller researches ebola awareness posters around the globe.

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Weekend Heller: Learn Sign Painting

Sign painter Mike Meyer is bringing his hand-lettering workshop to New York. The event will give participants a chance to learn from one of the masters, with brushes, paint and lettering.

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Art, Guns and Power

Steven Heller talks with Henry Brimmer about his 2014 ArtPrize entry—a commentary on our post-9/11 lives and the freedoms that now hang in the balance.

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Best Book Covers: Penguin Drop Caps

Jessica Hische’s collaboration with Penguin is a lovely nod to the printed word—and an unusual and intriguing twist to a personal project that got its start online.

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Observer: In a Critical Condition

In this Observer column from Print’s International Design Issue, Rick Poynor discusses the term critical graphic design and explains what it means for designers today.

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Haiku Video

Each Valentine’s Day the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy held a “bitter haiku” contest. This led to the creation of the hykoo video app. Read more from co-creator Assaf Dagan.

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The Lion of Typesetting: Linotype

Frank Romano’s History of the Linotype Company (RIT Press) is as exhaustive as setting Linotype was exhausting in the hot metal days. But it is also a splendid chronicle of this lion of the typesetting field.