Interview with Ray from Lead Graffiti
When did you start letterpress printing?:
What do you like best about letterpress printing?:
The ability to be spontaneous. See our Tour de Lead Graffiti project > http://leadgraffiti.com/news/tour-de-lead-graffiti
What inspires you?:
Pushing craft and creative simultaneously
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?:
Vandercook Universal III automatic, Vandercook SP-15, Chandler & Price 10 x 15, Heidelberg Windmill, generally rubber-based ink, and a lot of Somerset Textured, Crane Lettra, and Mohawk Superfine.
How would you describe your artwork?:
Generally we attempt to be contemporary via letterpres.
What kind of products do you create?:
Fine press books, posters, notecards, etc.
Do you offer custom work?:
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?:
Yes. Letterpress > metal type composition, Vandercook, floor model platens, and group creative letterpress. Bookmaking > all sorts of options.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?:
I liked not knowing anything and jumping in. I think it got us started on a track of experimentation and fearlessness that we still love.
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