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What are we talking about

Letterpress Workers International Summit (LPW) is an annual meeting of letterpress designers from Europe and Latin America. LPW is a short­term 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.
Theme of this year is Popular dance and music. Throughout the day, more than30 designers will be printing their musical traditions, at night they will be dancing them.
Join us, take part to the workshops and conferences or just come over to have a look around and have a drink!
Your life will not be the same.

FREE ENTRANCE

"For me LPW is one of the most important annual letterpress events in Europe - as it is direct communication and inspiration - technical as well as business development - between letterpress printers."

− JENS

"A group of international like-minded individuals share skills & make friendships amongst other craftspeople."

− BEATRICE

"Why are those Italians always so blooming political… even the innocent french fry is apparently an important symbol of the socialist struggle against capitalist oppressors."

− PETE

"We really enjoyed the letterpress workers of last year, we printed with a lot of expert and talent typographers and we learn a lot of new techniques everything without forgetting to have fun."

− &TYPE

"Five o’clock, it’s time for tea guys, Darjeeling or Earl Grey?"

− PETE

"Feel lucky to be part of this amazing experience in a fun and creative environment filled with inspiration and ideas."

− ARMINA

"Sempre Forza Pescara! Que viva Mexico!"

− ALEJANDRA & EDGAR

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Agenda LPW2015

What’s going to happen, day by day

3rd of June

19.30

Opening cocktail with typographical exhibition

21.00 – 23.00

Dance in the thater

4th of june

15.00

Print session open to public.

15.00 WORKSHOP

Cheers! Nothing better than some beers.
Letterpress print of a beer coaster set.
with Jens Jorgen Hansen

17.00 – ­18.30

Tour for kids with laboratory Typographical portraits
by ABiCiDì, O.T.9PT. e Spazio BK (info@spaziobk.com)

18.30 CONFERENCE
Letterpress in South America.
with Prensa la Libertad

21.00 – 23:00

Crazy dances in the theatre

5th of june

12.00

Print session open to public.

15.30 WORKSHOP

Hot cards for the summer
Letterpress print of a set of postacards
with Thomas Gravemaker

18.30 BOOK LAUNCH

Borders, the new book by Letterpress Workers
with Officina Tipografica 9Punti and Fontegrafica

21.00 – 23.00

Crazy dances in the theatre

6th of june

11.00

Print session open to public.

11.00

Tour for kids with lab Postcards “di Carattere”
with ABiCiDì, O.T.9PT. and Spazio BK (info@spaziobk.com)

11.00 – 16.30 WORKSHOP
Two ways t-shirts
with Novepunti and Serileo

11.30

Guided tour
with Lucio Passerini
Booking required (info@spaziobk.com)

18.30 CONFERENCE

Analogical types with digital tools.
with New North Press

19.30 CONFERENCE

The house of prints
with Thomas Gravemaker

21.00 – 23.00

Crazy dances in the theatre

7th of june

11.00

Print session open to public.

15.00

final barbecue

the program could have slight variations

more info:
 info@letterpressworkers.net

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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

Anne Marie Koper

Anne Marie Koper

Intranslation

Provenance: Nederland

LPW veteran since 2013

Sander Pinkse

Sander Pinkse

Boekproductie

Provenance: Nederland

LPW veteran since 2013

Tiny Risselada

Tiny Risselada

Letterpers

Provenance: Nederland

LPW Veteran since 2013

Armina Ghazaryan

Armina Ghazaryan

Type & Press

Provenance: België

LPW Veteran since 2013

Stephane De Schrevel

Stephane De Schrevel

Function Matters

Provenance: België

LPW worker since 2014

Jens Jorgen Hansen

Jens Jorgen Hansen

Letterpress

Provenance: Danmark

LPW Veteran since 2013

Olof Gardarsdottir

Olof Gardarsdottir

Reykjavik Letterpress

Provenance: Ísland

LPW worker since 2013

Dafi Khune

Dafi Khune

Dafi Khune

Provenienza: Switzerland

LPW recruit

Marc Berger

Marc Berger

Edition Schwarzdruck

Provenance: Deutschland

LPW worker since 2014

Thomas Siemon

Thomas Siemon

Carpe Plumbum

Provenance: Deutschland

LPW veteran since 2013

John Christopher

John Christopher

Fleur&Fleurons

Provenance: England

LPW veteran since 2012

Mark Pavey

Mark Pavey

Dead Methods

Provenance: England

LPW veteran since 2012

Pete Burke

Pete Burke

Mister B

Provenance: England

LPW veteran since 2012

New North Press

New North Press

New North Press

Provenance: England

LPW Veteran since 2013

Justin Knopp

Justin Knopp

Typoretum

Provenance: England

LPW worker since 2014

Pat Randle

Pat Randle

Nomad Letterpress

Provenance: England

LPW worker since 2014

Nick Loaring

Nick Loaring

The Print Project

Provenance: England

LPW worker since 2014

Edward Johansson

Edward Johansson

Ahvaland

Provenance: Finland

LPW worker since 2014

Federico Cimatti

Federico Cimatti

Prensa de la Liberdad

Provenance: Argentina

LPW recruit

Christian Granados

Christian Granados

Coagulo

Provenance: España

LPW Veteran since 2013

Yago Bolivar

Yago Bolivar

Familia Plomez

Provenance: España

LPW veteran since 2013

Jesus Morentin

Jesus Morentin

Bunker Type

Provenance: España

LPW recruit

Arcangela Regis

Arcangela Regis

Lauren Press

Provenance: España

LPW Recruit

Joao

Joao

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Provenance: Portugal

LPW veteran since 2013

Lucio Passerini

Lucio Passerini

Edizioni Il Buontempo

Provenance: Italia

LPW veteran since 2012

&type

&type

&type

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

Serileo

Serileo

Serileo

Provenance: Italia

Your lovely host

NovePunti

NovePunti

Officina Tipografica NovePunti

Provenance: Italia

Your lovely host!

Workshops

4th of June

15.00 – 17.00

Cheers! Nothing better than some beers.

with Jens Jorgen Hansen

2 hours of printing with wood and lead types for your brand new beer coasters.

 
Jens Jorgen Hansen: 

Involved in the black art of letterpress for more than 20 years, today he runs a commercial letterpress print shop with focus on Gutenbergs more than 570 years old analogue technology. Beside that he works as workshop leader at the letterpress workshop at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Schools of Design and Architecture (www.letterpress.dk).

Price

35

each

Places

max 6

people

SOLD OUT

5th of june

15.30 – 17.30

Hot cards for the summer.

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 Gravemaker

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. (letterpressamsterdam.com).

Price

35

each

Places

max 6

people

SOLD OUT

6th of June

11.00 – 13.00 (lunch break) 14.30 – 16.30

Two ways t-shirt.

with Officina Tipografica 9pt e 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!

 
 
Officina Tipografica Novepunti 
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Price

50

each

Places

max 6

people

SOLD OUT

LAB for kids

Dance is movement, expression, color, rhythm and fun. The same happens in typography and in his heart called alphabet. The laboratory offers a physical and mental space where the child can experiment and play freely with movable wood types.
The letters are signs, drawings that allow us both to compose words, and to create new forms, images and worlds related to them: types and print become a new kind of expression.

By ABiCiDì, Officina Novepunti, Spazio BK

4th of June

17.00 – 18.30

Typographical portraits.

By ABiCiDì, Officina Novepunti, Spazio BK

Minuscule eyes, round nose, narrow ears, wide mouth, pretty hair, teeth like sticks. A face, a set of typographic letters, each one different. The type becomes character, spirit and essence.

Price

10

each

Places

max 12

kids

6th of June

11.00 – 12.30

Postcards “di Carattere”.

ByABiCiDì, Officina Novepunti, Spazio BK

Holidays memories, birthday wishes … you never know what to write, and often are all the same. Expressing it is not easy, but the letters can always be useful.

Price

10

each

Places

max 12

kids

Tour

6th of June

11.30 – 12.30

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
info@spaziobk.com


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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). Nel 1991 ha pubblicato il manuale “Xilografia, i materiali, le tecniche, la storia della stampa a rilievo” (il Castello, Milano) e ha curato l’edizione italiana di alcuni testi classici della tipografia moderna.(www.ilbuontempo.it). 

DONATION
MAX 15 PEOPLE

SOLD OUT

Conferences

4th of June

18.30

 Letterpress in South America.

with Federico Cimatti (Prensa la Libertad)

When old ways of printing meet new communications needs.

A trip on the other side of the world, to meet the new protagonists and their productions.

5 giugno

18.30

Presentation of Borders

the brand new book from Letterpress Workers

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with Officina Tipografica Novepunti,
Simona Borzacchiello (Università degli studi Federico II, Napoli)
Pietro Lofrano (Fontegrafica)

The most waited annual is coming back: a catalogue and 20 prints speaking about borders and freedom.

6 giugno

18.30

Analogical types with digital tools.

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New North Press

In the maker’s age even movable types want to be protagonists.

Come and see new ways of production, from starting project to final print, where 3d printers cross the road of an Albion press.

19.30

The House of prints

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Thomas Gravemaker

Back in time to discover the Het Drukhuis, one of the most important printshop of the Singing Amsterdam, and its founder, Frans de Jong.

Party!

Every Nights

21.00 – 23.00

Every nights, the letterpress workers workshop changes into a dance hall!

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From Tango to Kizomba, from mazurka to Sardinian folk dances, thanks to the collaboration and guidance of the best reality of the city we will dance wildly with abundant libations.

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LEONCAVALLO S.P.A.

Our Temporary Printshop

The third edition of the 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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The book

In 2014, during the 3rd edition of Letterpress Workers, we presented The experience, a book/catalogue of the first two editions of Lpw.

This year the project turns a bit. Starting from the main topics of 2014, Borders, we decided to do not make another catalogue of prints, focused only about letterpress.
As designers, and people who live in the real world, it is important that our work could contribute in creating a better future for everyone.

Borders is a quite difficult topic but, in this times, very relevant as well.
Inside the book we tried to speak about what we, as human beings, have in common and why it is wrong to see just our differences.

Using lettepress, of course!

Regular edition (350 copies)
catalogue 22x22cm, 36 pages, 4 colours, offset and letterpress

Deluxe edition (120 copies)
catalogue 22x22cm, 36 pages, 4 colours, offset and letterpress
+ 20 original letterpress prints, 25x25cm, from all around Europe
+ silkscreened box

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