Sunday, April 6, 2014

Barnwood Sign Painting DIY

Never tried my hand at sign painting. So why not try!  In the studio with HMS creative creating some DIY signage out of salvaged barnwood for 2nd annual creative market in Mondovì. 


It couldn’t be easier! After choosing a motif (I’m digging Indian arrows), we found a piece of barnwood, sanded it down and gave it a hand of white. After laying out to dry in the sun for half an hour we sketched out our design in pencil. It’s now close to done...

Friday, March 28, 2014

French & Italian Type Separate, Like Their Wines & Cheese

French type height 0.928” and widely, but not strictly, used in Italy. Best to keep French & Italian type separate-like their wines & cheese. In Europe there are quite a few type heights and it can get baffling as one starts to learn and buy letterpress tools. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Maker Station II: Meet & Greet

Happy Maker Station II had a face to face (love off-screen time) meet & greet this week. There are new and interesting work by creatives to add to the event this year. Here we are KALATA’S co-working space.

Happy Maker Station Part II è un mercato creativo di prodotti con la targhetta “made in Italy”, materializzati dall'arricchimento delle idee dei creativi a Km 0 e 100% di passione. Questa è un'esperienza intima tra pubblico e maker, con creativi di varie tipologie, dalla stampa tradizionale al design, dalla moda all’arte. Nuovamente saremo nel centro storico di  Mondovì Piazza - un’accogliente location da valorizzare con l’aiuto di tutti, dove ognuno è protagonista.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Make Do :: Furniture for Letterpress

Hand-setting type at the beginning was a challenge, mostly because I didn’t have a bunch of furniture for letterpress to start off with and had to make do with what I did have. It was a big puzzle trying to fill up the spaces in my form with a limited supply of widths and lengths. Now, that I’ve built up my supply, I’m happy I went about building up my forms the hard way funny enough. Then of course, you’ve got to think about building a piece of furniture to house all your furniture.

THOMAS GRAVEMAKER’S DEFUNCT STUDIO IN PARIS. FURNITURE MADE TO LOOK UNCOMPLICATED.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

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