BONDI SYDNEY | EST. 2004
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The Makers' Nest
Sun 16 June, 10am - 4pm
Artisan Lane, Tramsheds
1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
The Tilbury Press is a private press located near the Pacific Ocean in Bondi, Australia. Here I explore the black art of letterpress design and print, using methods over 500 years in the making. In fact, if the inventor modern of printing, Mr Gutenberg could time travel and visit us tomorrow, he could probably be up and printing almost immediately.
Working with a collection of antique wood and lead type, I produce posters and prints using inks that are hand mixed, on presses that are hand operated. Unlike digital artwork which can be infinitely manipulated, letterpress is about working with and exploiting the limited resources at hand. Armed with sometimes incomplete, battered and mismatching fonts the goal is to produce a fresh piece of typographic communication - beautifully. The final image being one that revels in the imperfect.
When not producing my own pieces I relish working with others on both private and commercial projects.
The Tilbury Press welcomes commissions. An extensive career in advertising creative services and print enables me to clearly understand any creative brief quickly. Early discussion will reveal if your project and the letterpress process are suited. Whether our contribution is the complete job or a part thereof we'll approach each with the same vigour and passion. Or perhaps you just want a limited print run of something personal to share with close family members and loved ones.
Want to spent time in a 19th century print shop? Please call to discuss. One and two day courses are a wonderful opportunity to learn about the letterpress craft. Over the course you’ll design , compose and print a personal piece. You’ll be handling the type, the paper and operating the press, the end result being a lasting keep sake to take home along with a clearer understanding of this fine craft.
LARGE PRINT FORMAT
All prints in the shop can be supplied as high res files for large format reproduction for wall graphics or displays. For a quote please contact us directly, detailing usage, location and maximum size the print is to be reproduced at.
CAN I SUPPLY MY OWN ARTWORK?
I will happily print with photopolymer plates from your supplied artwork. This is particularly desirable when a heavy impression is required or particular fonts and graphics are needed. Please contact us directly to request a quote. This method is particularly suited to multi colour vector graphics.
Trees are harder than lead so all items printed with wood and lead type here at the press are printed with the traditional kiss impression. This is to protect the life of the antique and sometimes irreplaceable type.
PO Box 7324 Bondi Beach NSW 2026
+61 (0) 400 780 269