Ane Thon Knutsen

I offer all kinds of printed matter, with focus on the tactile aspects of communication. I like to combine letterpress with all kinds of other techniques to get the right message through. As by now, there is really no one offering letterpress work in Oslo. There is a growing interest amongst designers for learning the ways of letterpress. I´m working on putting together a letterpress workshop in collaboration with a bigger workshopfacility in Oslo. I´ve made it my responsibility to contribute to save this craft i Norway, before its all thrown away.
Interview with Ane from Ane Thon Knutsen
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The tactility of the process, and that is logic and requires patience and skills.
What inspires you?: 
Imperpections!Its what makes something beautiful. Diversity, music, people. Everything can be inspiring if you look at it upside down.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
A Triumpf proofing press, a platen press and a Heidelberg Windmill. I use all sorts of paper and even suede. I like to experiment. Choise of materials depends on what I´m trying to communicate.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Experimental and tactile.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Posters, tags, books, businesscards, invitations, cards, coasters, bandmerch. Anything really!
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
I make products on demand.
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Yes, I offer workshops at Fellesverkstedet. Send me an e-mail if in Oslo and interested in participating! Its a 12 h intensive course, for beginners or experienced users, ranging over 2-3 days.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
That I did not have to follow the rules of the past, but use it in a modern way and not try to make it into the way things were. I am still a beginner in many ways, because there is so much yet to learn.
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