Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress & Graphic Design

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Impressive / 240 Pages / Published by Gestalten

Finally got my hands on a copy of Impressive. The book explores the interplay between current trends in graphic design and traditional handiwork such as letterpress printing, hand-cut linotype, chiselled woodblocks, and embossing. In addition to a rich selection of invitations, business cards, stationery, posters, and other material printed by hand, it offers personal insights from designers who are using old-fashioned techniques to create cutting-edge work.

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Mikey Burton

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Gavin Potenza

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(L)Alexis Rom Estudio (R) Chris Thornley

Includes work from Frank Chimero, Dirk Fowler (F2 Design), Nobrow, Andrio Abero, Methane Studios, Hero Design, A. Micah Smith, The Heads of State, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Modern Dog, Mikey Burton, House Industries, Hatch, Tad Carpenter, Enormous Champion, Studio on Fire, Swink, Silnt, and many others.

You can pick up a copy at Amazon.


Also available for your viewing pleasure: Naive: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design

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Great stuff. Mikey Burton’s Awesome

I found it to be very interesting.
The examples you brought of different trends of prints is not only interesting but also beautiful to see.
Thank you very much,

This looks like another great book to put on my list. Thanks for sharing!

Found it for a few bucks cheaper at AbeBooks, which everybody oughta know about anyway. I use Abe just about exclusively. Cheap and reliable and they have about everything you want.

Ahh! So awesome. I mean, someone there was crazy enough to put me in it with my favorites… I’m way in the back. :)

I would grap one for me.
Thank you for posting it. Typography publications are so inspiring when done the right way, show us how we could improve more, tons of posibilities.

Thank you again.

It is, without doubt, a very nice book. It should be on students reading lists (they still have those things, right?)…

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