La Farme

Address:
Watergang
Netherlands
Phone:
Website:
Employees:
2
About:
La Farme is a creative and letterpress studio based in a very petit town right above Amsterdam. We grow designs, concepts, illustrations, texts. And love handmade. In every project we try to step away from the computer, that's what our first letterpress poster is all about. Feel free to contact us anytime!
Poster - Ma'am stap away from the computer
Poster - Ma'am stap away from the computer
Graphic
Graphic
Cute Cuples - green (part of a series)
Cute Cuples - green (part of a series)
It's a matter of wine - print
It's a matter of wine - print
Interview with Anne from La Farme
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
When I quit my day job last year to start my own creative studio. I went on vacation to New York and did a course at Studio on the Square. Back in Amsterdam I did another course at the Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam.
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The authenticity. The fact that you get your hands dirty during the process and the smell of the ink.
What inspires you?: 
Going out and looking around is my main source of inspiration. Wether that is just to the end of the street or on a trip to the other side of the world. Ideas pop-up at the weirdest moments. But I am also into my daily dose of internet. Scrolling through websites and blogs like pinterest.com, uppercase.squarespace.com, ffffound.com, bloesem.blogs.com and thestylerookie.com.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
I work at the Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam (http://www.grafischwerkcentrumamsterdam.nl/). They have 4 different presses including a Heidelberg. I like to use thick etching paper from Hahnemühle for bigger projects. For baby announcements I mostly use Oud Hollands Papier. A Dutch paper that dates back to 1700 something. It was made of old fabric. It's very nice.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
That's hard. I feel that I am still in the middle of the process. But I can say that I always try to add handmade aspects to any design I make. That's why my first poster says 'Ma'am step away from the computer.' I really like my daily blog dose, but a computer can also take all your time away. I am trying to balance.
What kind of products do you create?: 
So far I made posters, cards and baby announcements, but I've joined a Pop-up Shop project called BoxXshop on the on the 1st of December, so I will have more variety and also some calendars by then.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaFarme
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Not yet.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
No. I like learning!
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