The exhibition’s aim was to showcase how the centuries-old craft
of letterpress is being reinvented by progressive practitioners.
Curated by Graham Bignell & Richard Ardagh, it featured the work of twenty presses from
around the world – from seven countries in all – as well as work from three of London's
leading art colleges.
||everting to Type was an exhibition of contemporary
letterpress practitioners held at Standpoint Gallery in Hoxton,
London during December 2010 – January 2011.
Over one hundred
typographic prints were exhibited, plus books and cards and a
specially commissioned portfolio of prints by artists,
designers and wordsmiths, which form Reverting
to Type Portfolio 1.
five weeks the show was open it attracted over 2,500 visitors and
a huge amount of attention in the design press.
Black Stone Press (Canada)
Flowers & Fleurons (UK)
Hand & Eye (UK)
Show Print (USA)
Jørgen Hansen (Denmark)
Print Club (UK)
La Libertad (Argentina)
De Carlo (UK)
Haw! Industries (USA)
Reverting to Type catalogues
Reverting to Type show
Reverting to Type Portfolio 1
print collaborations with Beatrice Bless
Peter Aston Jones