What are we talking about

Letterpress Workers International Summit (LPW) is an annual meeting of letterpress designers from Europe and Americas.
LPW is a short­-term artistic residence, open to the public, where people work together on a common theme, sharing their knowledge and experience.
In few words: a physical social network.

Lpw started in Milan in 2012, curated by Officina Tipografica Novepunti.

Since 2014, it has been held at Leoncavallo S.p.a.

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Theme

Theme of this year is Fear.

Throughout the day, more than 24 designers will be printing what scares them, from the darkness to taxes or the incoming future.
Don’t be frightened, let your fears outside the door and join us.

Take part to the workshops and conferences or just come over to have a look around and a drink!

Your life will not be the same.

Free Entry

 Movie by Claudio Marcon

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Agenda LPW2016

What’s going to happen, day by day

8th of june

19.30
Opening cocktail with typographical exhibition

9th of june

15.00
Print session open to public.

15.00 WORKSHOP
Hot cards for the summer 2
Letterpress print of a set of postcards with Thomas Gravemaker

16.30 DEMONSTRATION
Papermaking
with Marco Brunello (Cartiera Clandestina)

18.30 CONFERENCE
Movable types, mountains and poetry.
with Myrna Keliher (Expedition Press) and Guillaume Bétemps (L’Atelier à l’envers)

20.30 – 22:00
Horror movies on the wall

23.00 dj set @Foresteria
Kenny and Kinky Business
free entrance

10th of june

12.00
Print session open to public.

15.00 WORKSHOP
Hand lettering & linocut
Design your favourite letter, cut it in linoleum and print to create your own typogreeting cards
with Marina Chaccur

17.30 GET STONED WITH THE ROCKSTARS
Demonstration of carving letters in stone in the courtyard
with John Christopher and Simone Giorgio (&type)

19.00 BOOK LAUNCH
Tipoitalia 3
with Lucio Passerini, Sandro Berra, Claudio Rocha, Massimo Gonzato, Riccardo Olocco and James Clough.

20.30 – 22.00
Horror movies on the wall

23.00 dj set @Foresteria
reggae with Run di danz
Free entrance

11th of june

11.00
Print session open to public.

11.00 WORKSHOP
Tour for kids with lab Postcards “di Carattere”
with ABiCiDì, O.T.9PT. (info@abiciditipografia.it)

11.00 – 16.30 WORKSHOP
Two ways t-shirts 2
with O.T.9PT. and Serileo

11.30 GUIDED TOUR
with Lucio Passerini
Free; Booking required (info@letterpressworkers.net)

18.30 CONFERENCE
The Kaba Ornament
with Marina Chaccur and Thomas Gravemaker

19.30 TYPE AUCTION
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO CHRISTIE’S?
auctioneers John Christopher and Thomas Gravemaker

22.00 – 23.30 MOVIE with LIVE CONCERT @Foresteria
Projection of the mute movie “Vampyr” (C.T. Dreyer, 1932) while Amp Rive will perform live their original soundtrack.

23.00 dj set @Foresteria
funky, soul with Soul fingers
Free entrance

12th of june

11.00
Print session open to public.

13.00
Presentation and sharing of the works produced during the summ

17.00
final BBQ and end of LPW 2016
See you next year! 

the program could have slight variations

more info:
 info@letterpressworkers.net

IMPORTANT

The work space closes everyday at 22.00.

If you want to eat something the Leoncavallo’s kitchen is opening at 20.00: here you can find delicious food at a fair price, beers, caffe and spirits.

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From dusk till dawn

21.00 – 23.00

Every nights, the letterpress workers workshop changes into a cinema!

After print sessions, workshops and conferences we will project horror movies, exploring different aspects of fear and horror.

From expressionist mute movies to the worst Japanese body–nightmares or disturbing surrealist movies we will explore what lurks below your bed and whispers at your shoulders.

from 23.00 to dawn

If you prefer dance your fears away every night Leoncavallo will host different dj sets at Foresteria

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. "

− Salvador Dalì

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. "

− H.P. Lovecraft

"I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens."

− Woody Allen

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

− Plato

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility"

− Sigmund Freud

"L'importante non è stabilire se uno ha paura o meno, è saper convivere con la propria paura e non farsi condizionare dalla stessa.
Altrimenti non è più coraggio, è incoscienza!"

− Giovanni Falcone

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Meet the Workers

We are a team of truly awesome folk. You’ll love us!
Thomas Gravemaker

Thomas Gravemaker

Letterpress Amsterdam

Provenance: Nederland

LPW veteran since 2012

Sander Pinkse

Sander Pinkse

Boekproductie

Provenance: Nederland

LPW veteran since 2013

Tiny Risselada

Tiny Risselada

Letterpers

Provenance: Nederland

LPW Veteran since 2013

Marieke de Wit

Marieke de Wit

Provenance: Nederland

LPW worker since 2016

Armina Ghazaryan

Armina Ghazaryan

Type & Press

Provenance: België

LPW Veteran since 2013

Marie Vandevoorde

Marie Vandevoorde

Marieontwerp

Provenance: België

LPW worker since 2016

Thomas Siemon

Thomas Siemon

Carpe Plumbum

Provenance: Deutschland

LPW veteran since 2013

Julienne Jattiot

Julienne Jattiot

Jott P. M. printing studio

Provenance: Deutschland

LPW worker since 2016

Marc Berger

Marc Berger

Edition Schwarzdruck

Provenance: Deutschland

LPW worker since 2014

John Christopher

John Christopher

Fleur&Fleurons

Provenance: England

LPW veteran since 2012

Mark Pavey

Mark Pavey

Dead Methods

Provenance: England

LPW veteran since 2012

John Spencer

John Spencer

John Spencer

Provenance: England

LPW worker since 2016

Guillaume Bétemps

Guillaume Bétemps

Atelier à l’Envers

Provenance: France

LPW Worker since 2016

Yago Bolivar

Yago Bolivar

Familia Plomez

Provenance: España

LPW veteran since 2013

Arcangela Regis

Arcangela Regis

Lauren Press

Provenance: España

LPW worker since 2015

Tara Vega

Tara Vega

oficina tipografica marvel

Provenance: España

LPW worker since 2016

Marko Drpić

Marko Drpić

TipoRenesansa

Provenance: Slovenija

LPW worker since 2016

Olof Gardarsdottir

Olof Gardarsdottir

Reykjavik Letterpress

Provenance: Ísland

LPW worker since 2013

Marina Chaccur

Marina Chaccur

Marina Chaccur Design

Provenance: Brasile

LPW worker since 2016

Myrna Keliher

Myrna Keliher

Expedition Press

Provenance: Washington, USA

LPW worker since 2016

Lucio Passerini

Lucio Passerini

Edizioni Il Buontempo

Provenance: Italia

LPW veteran since 2012

Libri Finti Clandestini

Libri Finti Clandestini

Libri Finti Clandestini

Provenienza: Italia

LPW guest

Marco Brunello

Marco Brunello

Cartiera Clandestina

Provenance: Italia

LPW guest

Arianna Del Ministro

Arianna Del Ministro

Provenance: Italia

LPW Worker since 2016

&type

&type

&type

Provenance: Italia

LPW veteran since 2012

Serileo

Serileo

Serileo

Provenance: Italia

Your lovely host

NovePunti

NovePunti

Officina Tipografica NovePunti

Provenance: Italia

Your lovely host!

Workshops

9th of June

15.00 - 17.00

Hot cards for the summer 2

with Thomas Gravemaker

Are you going on holidays or will you stay at home? It doesn’t matter, print your postcard and mail them.

Thomas started with letterpress printing in 1969 as assistant in Amsterdam. After art school he opened his own studio. He moved to London, working as book designer for Thames and Hudson. Then he moved again with his wife to Paris where they opened an art studio. In 2013 they went back to Amsterdam where they create their third letterpress studio.

price

35

each

places

max 6

people
SOLD OUT

10th of June

15.00 - 17.00

Hand lettering & linoleum

with Marina Chaccur

Design your favourite letter, cut it in linoleum and print to create your own typogreeting cards.

Marina Chaccur is a designer with a Master in Graphic Design by LCC
and Type Design by KABK. She is currently living in The Hague, working at her studio, Marina Chaccur Designs, and serving as a board member for Association Typographique Internationale.

price

35

each

places

max 6

people

11th of June

11.00 - 12.30

Laboratorio per bambini

Cartoline di carattere

with ABiCiDi

In questo laboratorio i bambini realizzano delle cartoline dal carattere unico! Scrivere delle frasi per una cartolina di viaggio, per un biglietto di auguri non è facile perché per esprimere i sentimenti ci vogliono le parole giuste… ma le lettere sono sempre utili perché sono già dei disegni! La M può diventare un’onda, tante M un mare, la V capovolta un albero di natale e due C un abbraccio.

ABiCiDi è una realtà dedita alla realizzazione di laboratori didattici di stampa per i bambini.

price

10

each

places

max 8

people

11th of June

11.00 – 13.00
(lunch break)
14.30 – 16.30

Two ways t-shirt

with Officina Tipografica 9pt and SeriLeo

Letterpress and silkscreen for a never‑seen t‑shirt.

Step 1: Print in letterpress your tought.
Step 2: Transform it in silkscreen
Step 3: print your t-shirt
Step 4: wear it!

price

50

each

places

max 6

people

Conferences

9th of June

16.30

DEMONSTRATION

Paper making

with Marco Brunello

Water and rags, all the secrets behind the creation of handcraft paper.

Marco Brunello is founder and owner of Cartiera Clandestina an artistic and experimentatal workshop, using traditional techniques of manual paper making. In his work, paper becomes the project itself.

18.30

CONFERENCE

Movable types, mountains and poetry

with Myrna Keliher (Expedition Press) and Guillaume Bétemps (L’Atelier à l’envers)

Two letterpress atelier on the mountains, what do they have in common?
Take a seat and discover their prints.

10th of June

17.30

DEMONSTRATION

Get stoned with the rockstar

with John Christopher and Simone Girgio (&Type)

The Gill’s legacy, his grand-grand-grand-nephews, versus the stone. Who will win?

19.00

BOOK LAUNCH

Tipoitalia 3

with Lucio Passerini, Sandro Berra, Claudio Rocha, Massimo Gonzato and James Clough

The most important Italian typographic magazine is back. From physical to digital, 100 years of italian typedesign history.

Inspiration and education work together in this magazine which focuses on typography in Italy: lettering arts, book, type history and Italian digital typography. Tipoitalia is a reference point for professionals and a source for students and all who are concerned with printed media

11th of June

11.30

Guided Tour

with Lucio Passerini

An amusing raid between inks, rollers and types; to get an idea of the used techniques, a better understanding of the printing process and to get the chances to know the printers from around the world.

BOOKING REQUIRED

Lucio Passerini si occupa di incisione, libri e dintorni, dalla progettazione alla realizzazione a stampa (con le Edizioni del Buon Tempo) e attraverso lo studio e l’insegnamento (Cfp Bauer).
www.ilbuontempo.it 

18.30

CONFERENCE

The Kaba Ornament

with Marina Chaccur and Thomas Gravemaker

One gliph is enough to design everything.
Not sure? 
You will change your idea of lettering.

Auction

If you want to take part to a real auction but Christie’s or Sotheby are not your place, the Letterpress auction is the right one!

From dusty drawers, chaotic storages, boxes forgotten somewhere in the printshops, the Letterpress Workers will sell some of their treasures.

When?

Saturday the 11th of june

at 19.30

Leoncavallo S.P.A.

Our Temporary Printshop

LPW will take place in Leoncavallo, the most important squat in Milan.

Where we are

Leoncavallo – Via Watteau 7, 20125 – Milano

How to reach us

The easiest way to get there is to go to Milano Central Station by bus or train (from any airport you will find out fast and easy connections), then to catch a bus or a taxi to the final destination.

From Central Station / Bus
n.81 – to “Via E. De Marchi / Via S. R. delle Ande” Stop
n.87 – to “Piazza Greco” Stop

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Let’s Dance!

In 2015, LpW worked over the theme popular dance.
That happened during the day when the participants, divided into groups, printed a booklet about music and dance.
In the night the printshop turned into a dance hall and Sardinian tambourines, milongas, Renaissance costumes and instruments, sambas, tangos and mazurkas filled Leoncavallo’s theatre space with music and dance.
The artist book tries to recreate, in a different way, that mood.
It is divided in three parts: an introduction set up in monotype and printed with a windmill, a second part, where Dance herself speaks, printed in risograph and a third part of letterpress prints made by various participants of both the editions.
The book is printed in 120 copies and it will be available during the event.

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