Letterpress Workers 2019

26–29 June Leoncavallo SPA

Letterpress Workers International Summit

Letterpress Workers International Summit (LPW) is an annual meeting of letterpress designers from Europe and the Americas.

LPW is a short-term artistic residence, where letterpress printers work together on a common theme, sharing their knowledge and experience.
In short: a physical social network.
The general public is welcome to watch and meet the workers; access is free.

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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Vero o falso

Il tema di quest’anno

Quest’anno vogliamo essere franchi, ossia esercitare l’antica e nobile forma della parresia, che
Michel Foucault interpretava come “il coraggio di dire la verità”.

La nostra è che la stampa letterpress è viva e vegeta! A dimostrazione di questo più di quaranta
designer, provenienti da tutto il mondo, si ritrovano per il settimo anno consecutivo (anche se
per alcuni è solo il primo) a lavorare insieme e far vedere, se ce ne fosse ancora bisogno, che i
caratteri mobili sono più in forma che mai.

Ma questo sarà vero? Vieni a scoprirlo!

Come and see! entrance is free!

L’evento

Letterpress Workers 2019

See them in action

Do you love letterpress? Or are you just curious?
Now you have the chance to see the best printers the letterpress world has to offer working live. See their tricks, be inspired by their creativity.

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Workshop

Learn from a pro. Every day a 4 hour workshop will take place, with one of our awesome workers sharing their tips and tricks.

Networking!

Meet international letterpress workers, build strong connections and lay foundations for future collaborations.

Have fun!

At 21.00 work will stop. But the magic continues. Party hard with the workers!

Schedule

What happens, day by day

Wednesday 26th june

19.00 Opening

Abbecedario Meneghino
with Tazi Zine at Spazio Galileo

On the occasion of the “Letterpress workers” international event, Tazi Zine exhibited, within the Galileo space, his latest editorial project “Abecedario Meneghino”, this time in the form of a real exhibition. The city of Milan is told through the typography that crowds its streets. The guys from the Tazi Zine collective will accompany you along the exhibition itinerary illustrating you the whole project.

Thursday 27th june

15:30 Workshop

Bold statements by Grotesque Types
Letterpress Workshop
with Stéphane de Schrevel (BE)

Be rude and disrespectful! Print with woodtype your worst insults!

Max 6 persons
Fee 40 euro
All materials will be provided.

More info

18:00 opening ti public
21:00 Lecture

Who are these guys?
6 Letterpress designers present their printing activities. The fastest way to get your hands dirty.

with David Armes (Red Plate Press, Uk), Eva Lebens (Studio Imby, NL), Rita Canas Mendes (Miss Print, PT), Claudio Rocha (Oficina Tipografica do Sao Paulo, BR), Sergei Besov (Partisan Press, RU)

21.40 Presentation

Talking Show with Pressing Matters
A conversation with John Coe and John Christopher about Pressing Matters, the magazine which shakes the legs of printing. Bring along your own questions!
with John Coe

Friday 28th june

15:30–18.30 Workshop

What do you forget to remember?
Letterpress Workshop
with Myrna Keliher

Craft your message in solid type, lock it down, ink it up, and press those words firmly into paper.

Max 6 persons
Fee 40 euro
All materials will be provided.

more info

18:00 opening to the public
21:00 Screening

Los Ultimos/Endless letterpress

For the first time in Italy, the most important documentary about letterpress in Argentina. What’s going on there? Endless letterpress is a film about typography, but above all, about a group of people passionate for an ancient craft. Will these old presses and workshops survive in a new art? Or it’s a new fad?

by Pablo Pivetta e Nicolas Rodriguez Fuchs
90’ Argentina
www.losultimosdoc.com

Saturday 29th June

10:30 – 13:00 | 14:00 – 16:30

One, no one,myself!
Letterpress and bookbinding Workshop
with Paper Lab

Tell about yourself by printing a art book.

Max 6 persons
Fee 60 euro
All materials will be provided.

more info

15:00 opening to the public
15.50 Typo tour guidato

with Lucio Passerini
One of the best Italian art printers will guide you through LPW 2019, hunting for unusual typography and exotic typographers.

Max 6 persons
free donation

Button Text

18-00–19:30 Quiz

Typo Trivia
with John Christopher and Thomas Gravemaker.

Do you know your Bembo from your Baskerville? Your Bodoni from your Butti?
LPW 2019 launches their typography quiz open to groups (max 4) and individuals.
Form a group with your friends or join an LPW group and play with the professionals. Groups will compete to achieve immortal glory by winning our infamous trophy, Gutenberg’s Golden Pants.
Alternatively play as an individual and try to win an amazing letterpress poster in one of our quick-fire type identification rounds.

Fee 5 euro per player for a typostick ticket (alone or in a group of max 4 persons).

The schedule may slightly change.

Any questions?Any questions?

Workers

ci amerai!

Armina Ghazaryan

Type & Press

Belgium

Marie Vandevoorde

Marva

Belgium

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Claudio Rocha

Oficina Tipográfica São Paulo

Brasil

Jens Jørgen Hansen

bogtrykker

Denmark

Hannah Harkes

Estonia

John Spencer

France

Julienne Jattiot

Jott P. M.

Germany

Thomas Siemon

Carpe Plumbum

Germany

Marc Berger

Edition Schwarzdruck

Germany

Olof

Olof Gardasdottir

Reykjavík Letterpress

Island

Thomas Gravemaker

LetterpressAmsterdam

Netherlands

Marieke_De-Spot

Marieke van der Perk

Monotypes

Netherlands

Rozemarijn Oudejans

Rozemarijn Oudejans

Studio Zeedauw

Netherlands

Sander Pinkse

Boekproductie

Netherlands

Anne Marie Koper

In Translation

Netherlands

Tiny Risselada

Letterpers

Netherlands

Marieke de Wit

MW

Netherlands

Eva Lebens

Netherlands

Marijn Kluijfhout

Netherlands

MissPrint-1

Rita Canas Mendes

Miss Print

Portugal

Brittany Ryan

England

besov

Sergei Besov

Partisan Press / Demon Press

Russia

Yago Bolivar

Familia Plomez

Spain

Matthias Beck

Tipos en su tinta

Germany

Andrew Long

England

Beck Howson

beck is the printing type

England

Carl Middleton

Neat Design

England

Chris Wilson

Blackdog Letterpress

England

David Armes

Red Plate Press

England

Graham Bignell

New North Press

England

John Cristopher

Flowers & Fleurons

England

John Coe

England

Justin Knopp

Typoretum

England

Mark Pavey

Mark Pavey

Dead Methods

England

Mike Ainsworth

Mike Ainsworth

North or Nowt

England

Paul Collier

England

Myrna Keller

Expedition Press

USA

Lucio Passerini

Edizioni Il Buon Tempo

Italy

Paolo Cabrini

Pratiche dello Yajè

Italy

Marco Brunello

Cartiera Clandestina

Italy

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Simone Giorgio

&type

Italy

Novepunti

Your lovely host

Italy

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Approfondisici

Workshop

LPW-Workshop-Grotesque

Thursday 27th june

15:30–18:30

Letterpress Workshop

Bold statements by Grotesque Types

A workshop featuring abusive language in any language
with Stéphane de Schrevel (BE)

Conducted by Stéphane de Schrevel from the picturesque city of Gent (Belgium), the participants in this 3-hour workshop will be encouraged to be as ill-mannered as possible and set and print her/his discourteous contribution on a wood type poster.

Be rude and disrespectful.
Crass and ungallant.
(Ab)Use any language.

Basic typographic and swearing skills required.

Places

max 6

persons

Fee

40

each
Info & signing upInfo & signing up

Friday 28th june

15:30–18:30

Letterpress Workshop

What do you forget to remember?

with Myrna Keliher (Expedition Press, USA)

Come feel the weight of your words letter by letter, and learn how to distill a big idea into a few words and make space for it on a page. Craft your message in solid type, lock it down, ink it up, and press those words firmly into paper that you can take home and post up anywhere to remember whatever it is you keep forgetting.

Places

max 6

persons

Fee

40

each
Info & signing upInfo & signing up

Saturday 29th June

10:30 – 13:00 | 14:00 – 16:30

Letterpress and bookbinding Workshop

One, no one,myself

with Paper Lab

What would happen if a group of people would be given three identical elements: a typographic composition, a proof press and the design of a booklet to be made; and then each one of them would be asked to tell themselves with their own artist book, using only these three elements and making them interact between them as they want? Well, subscribe and we’ll find out!

Places

max 6

persons

Fee

60

each
Info & signing upInfo & signing up

Printing is a dirty job! Bring an apron or wear old clothes.

Leoncavallo S.P.A

Our temporary shop

Since 2014 LPW takes 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 to Leoncavallo  is to go to Milano Central Station by bus or train (there are fast and easy connections from any airport), then take a bus or a taxi.

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

Contatti

Do you have questions about the event?
Do you want to participate in our fantastic workshops?

Write to us. We will reply as soon as possible!