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A2-Type & New North Press’ 3D-printed letterpress fontSeptember 8, 2014

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Creative Review has profiled A2-Type & New North Press’s collaborative project:
A2-Type and London print shop New North Press have created a 3D-printed letterpress font. With a film about the project premiering at London Design Festival next weekend, we spoke to graphic designer Richard Ardagh and A2’s Henrik Kubel about the process…

The wire-frame letterpress font was 3D-printed by an architectural model maker

‘The word ‘letterpress’ usually conjures images of vintage prints and wood type, but A2 and New North Press’s letterpress font looks almost futuristic — made out of pristine white “chemiwood”, the wire-frame font was 3D-printed by an architectural model maker.

‘A23D will be available for use at New North Press’s letterpress workshops and the studio is selling specimen posters on its website from Wednesday. Filmmaker Adrian Harrison has also made a film about the project, which is premiering at a free screening at the V&A next weekend (September 13), as part of the London Design Festival (details here).’

Read the rest of the article on Creative Review’s blog….