high tide and low tide in great britain. photographs by michael marten
Modern Wood Type
In a process moving from digital to manual, these beautiful woodblocks have been designed in Illustrator, laser cut and then printed by hand.
Produced by Nigel Bents, Paul Oakley and Jonny Holmes while at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, the characters were based on a Bodoni poster typeface. The extreme stroke contrast has been used to house these playful decorative patterns.
The letters were cut from 3mm plywood then mounted on type-high blocks before letterpress printing at New North Press in Hoxton.
Even before inking, I love how the laser cutting has scorched a warm colour onto the wooden face of the letters.
Cody Trepte - All It Is, And Ever Was, And Ever Will Be, 2010, graphite and diamond powder over silkscreen on paper
In Thierry Cohen’s series, Darkened Cities, we think we see bright night skies over cities. Very traditional, very poetical. Actually, what we’re seeing is the opposite. These skies are an indictment and a lament. These are the skies that we don’t see. They are also extremely clever photography, in which highly skilled execution provides rich layers of meaning.