Krause Intaglio

1205 W 135th Street
United States
A Shop were Letterpress, Printmaking and Bookbinding in combination create Books, Broadsides and printed ephemeral items. An idea can take hold in a dream, realized with the equipment, skill and expertise at hand to become, something one can touch and feel, experience and create anew inspiration from it.
Detail of a letterpress printed Invite in 2 colors
Detail of a letterpress printed Invite in 2 colors
Title page of a limited Edition Book
Title page of a limited Edition Book
Client Broadside, 25.5 x 42 Letterpress
Client Broadside, 25.5 x 42 Letterpress
Detail of Client Broadside
Detail of Client Broadside
Interview with Ludwig from Krause Intaglio
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The tactil feel of the paper, how the type and ink just kiss the paper, the shades of ink and paper.
What inspires you?: 
Everything- a blue sky, a smell, music, it's endless - for a book mixed endless samples to get the hue of sky I saw that morning
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
My main press is a Amos D'ell Orto Albion from 1862 (26 x 40), also a 20 inch Korrex, a C&P (OS) 14.5 x 22, and a 10x15 Windmill. Ink is from Handschy, Van Sons and I make a dense black for the Handpress inhouse.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
Driven - until a simple, perfect solution is achieved, it needs to sing. it comes freely, it can't be forced.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Illustrated Books, Broadsides and ephemeral pieces: Invites, Letterheads, etc. Film and Polymerplates
Do you offer custom work?: 
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Typography, Letterpress, Printmaking, Bookbinding, Decorated Paper, Pre-press.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
Use any - ANY opportunity to observe somebody at work or learn from somebody. Never assume to know it all, there is constantly something new to explore.
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