19 April 2011

Tom Paine Printing Press - Sussex

After visiting the Peter Chasseaud exhibition at the Here Gallery in Bristol, I decided to check out the Printing Press Gallery and Shop in Lewes whilst I'm home in Sussex for a short Easter break. The Gallery has monthly exhibitions of work by contemporary printmakers,
whilst the shop stocks a wide range of Press publications, cards, prints and a range of books about typography.
I saw lots of the work that I recognised from the exhibition in Bristol and a lot of new stuff too...type and ornament specimen posters, books printed entirely using the press and work that was much more illustration based than I had previously seen. They even had a small collection of Chinese letterpress characters! I particularly liked the small collection of artists books, all of them seemed to be produced in a different format to the last.

9 April 2011

Here Gallery - Peter Chasseaud

Along with fellow student Joseph Allison, I took a break from my computer screen today and cycled up to Here Gallery in Stokes Croft. We had a look around at Peter Chasseaud's work, an exhibition of hand pressed typographical prints produced by the Tom Paine Printing Press in Lewes, Sussex. It was quite interesting since Joe and I are both originally from Sussex,but it is the first time we had heard of the association. It's definitely worth a visit while I'm back home in Sussex for the Easter break.
The work exhibited was pretty impressive, I particularly liked the large scale books about London's Rail Network. I also loved the small printed symbols on the work and wish that I had the opportunity to use them in my work.