The very first Bristol Festival of Print

During 17-28 May The Letterpress Collective will play host to the first letterpress festival at Centrespace Gallery, located just next door to our printshop.

The first week will consist of beautifully printed work from our friends at The Whittington Press. The exhibition will display work from their prestigious print annual, Matrix 32. Matrix has been an annual celebration of fine letterpress design and print from around the world for over thirty years.

The Second week is entitled The Politics of print and will contain a collection of letterpress posters from printers around the world, the exhibition will demonstrate the power of words in print for positive change, a theme that is consistently seen in letterpress, both past and present.

The printshop will be open for the duration of the festival and we are hoping that some other printers will join us to produce new work during the festival.

We welcome visitors to the printshop, so feel free to pop in and see the machines in action.

During the festival we will also be playing films, running open workshops, and hosting a printers party, traditionally known as a wayzgoose.

There is a private view on the 16th from 6.30pm. And another for the Politics of Print exhibition on Friday 23rd from 6.30pm.

Please email hello@theletterpresscollective.org if you would like to come along.

Our thanks to our friends at Taxi Studio and Proctor & Stevenson for supporting the festival and making it possible.
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