It has been a while

I do realise that things have been terribly quiet, I would like to apologise but my reasons are the usual ones and they do get a bit boring: too busy working, too busy teaching, not enough time to update all the different instances that now make our electronic lives (Blogger, Facebook, Pinterest) … I am a firm believer in doing things properly or not at all, so I have decided to stop updating "News from the Print Studio".

I have enjoyed sharing my findings about design and art through this space -even though I was never as regular as I originally intended- and I would like to thank everyone that followed us: the regular readers and the casual ones that just stumbled upon the blog, the old friends and the new ones.

My intention is to relaunch Inkthread's website (soon!) and to have a news section where I will continue to share the projects and adventures of Inkthread Press. I would of course be delighted if some of you still wanted to keep in touch, and I will post here a link to that section as soon as it is ready. The focus in this new blog would be mainly Inkthread's own work and a more detailed account of our experiences printing and typesetting and creating books.

As a farewell gift I leave you with a recently composed little video that I hope shows a bit about our process and how personal every project is to us.

Thank you for keeping us company all these years,

Inkthread Press


Neither here nor there

Gestalten TV interviews Oliver Jeffers, artist and award winning author of picture books for children (Lost and Found, Harper Collins 2005) on the launch of his first monograph. Neither Here nor There compiles some of Jeffers' painting, collage and installation work. It includes some of his best know pieces as well as new works not published before.

*video and images from Gestalten's website and Oliver Jeffer's website.



By chance, looking for some illustration work, I found this... and it made me smile. According to their website 2,430 pieces of toast were laser burnt to make this video... that's a lot of toast! Beautiful.

*By Geoff McFetridge and Champion Graphics with Moving Colour


Handmade 2012

Wallpaper magazine has employed the services of various designers and illustrators to create a series of handmade covers for their August issue. With the involvement of artists and designers such as Alan Kitching, Anthony Burrill, Rob Ryan and APFEL the result is obviously quite impressive to say the least.

The 30 covers will be displayed  at London's KK Outlet from 5 to 25 July.

Personally, I felt I had to include this short but very moving film of Alan Kitching making his cover, but you can also check other artists at work here. 

*all images from wallpaper.com, artists featured in order are Anthony Burril, Tom Hingston, Alan Kitching, APFEL, Supermundane. Film by Jake & Josh featuring Alan Kitching.


Page 1: Great Expectations

Great Expectations has always been one of my favourite novels by Dickens, so I couldn't resist posting about this interesting experiment, even at the expense of posting about books again!
In the words of GraphicDesign&
"Page1: Great Expectations is an unusual typographic experiment designed to explore the relationship between graphic design, typography and the reading of a page. Crafted to engage the culturally curious, Page 1: Great Expectations collects the responses of 70 international graphic designers when posed with the same brief – to design and lay out the first page of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, a text chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone."
Some of the contributors are APFEL, Experimental Jetset, Studio Frith, Spin and the extremely talented and skilled Phil Baines. 

And yes...it will soon be mine!

*all images by GraphicDesign& from their website