LeapValleyPress

Traditional printmaking and letterpress by Ian Knight

Bristol, United Kingdom | 1 Sale

LeapValleyPress

Traditional printmaking and letterpress by Ian Knight

Bristol, United Kingdom 1 Sale On Etsy since 2017

Ian Knight

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Ian Knight

About

Stepping back from digital and re-engaging with analogue..

It is 2008 and an impulse-purchase of a tiny Adana desktop printing press suddenly allows me to re-discover the perfect hands-on creative tonic to my 9 to 5 career in Information Technology. I first came across letterpress printing in a Secondary School art room (during a school detention), and discovered how admission tickets for the various school functions were printed.

Ten years after my purchase of that tiny Adana press and I am enjoying letterpress printing, and have also branched-out to other printmaking disciplines including linocut, collagraph, etching and drypoint. My collection of printing presses and equipment has also grown slightly! The opportunity to learn and develop these traditional manual skills, provides a very welcome relief from the modern computer screen, and allows me to channel my interests in books, nature and architecture into an attractive and tactile physical end-product, be it a hand-made book, print or poster.

Production partners

  • Redcliffe Imaging

    Bristol, England

    Fine Art giclee printing service which prints greetings cards from my own original artwork and designs.

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