Miss Print

Address:
Lisbon
Portugal
Phone:
Employees:
1
About:
MISS PRINT - JUST A LITTLE BIT OFF // The studio // Dreamt about for a long time and created in 2015, it occupies a few square feet, being almost all in my head. Here, I use off-set printing inks, led and wood letterpress letters and blocks, the papers I can find, a manual proof press and my bare hands to, with a technique almost no one uses, do things only some people like. No two works are the same and all editions are limited. // The studieuse // Miss Print is Rita Canas Mendes. The daughter of artists [from whom she inherited the inability to draw a straight line], she lives and works in Lisbon. She likes the alphabet and the things it lends itself to. Studied Philosophy. Makes books.
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Interview with Miss from Miss Print
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
It all started in 2012, when I did a workshop with Amos Kennedy.
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The absolute freedom to express myself [within the boundaries of reality, i.e.: size of proof press, ink availability, savoir faire, etc.]
What inspires you?: 
I'm inspired by day to day events, laughter fits with friends, Lisbon's light, great literary writing, contemporary art, travels, the plasticity of the Portuguese and English languages.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
I print on all paper I can lay my hands on. I try to use quality paper, but I don't limit myself on that front. I use any off set inks I can find and I do all my prints on a proof press I fully restored myself.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
I mostly print what comes to my mind. All posters are rich on Miss Print neurons. I have some of the adorablest of the adorabler prints you have ever seen, and I have some R rated oevres [the ones I wish my family wouldn’t see]. Sometimes, I chose to print quotes - ideas or images made by others that I write on my walls, my way. But for the most part I go for visual and word puns. Inspiration, subversion, and good humour are some of the thing I aim for. Also, the studio's name has a meaning: I don't worry too much about perfection. As a recovering control freak, it's wonderful to accept each print as it comes, unique and unpredictable.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Funny, inspiring and/or gorgeous stuff you want to look at every day. So far, exclusively hang-on-wall kind of stuff. Posters and cards of all sizes up to +/- A3.
Do you offer custom work?: 
no
Where can we buy your products?: 
http://www.miss-print.pt
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
Nope, sorry.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
It was a joy to find out everything the hard, and excited, and lovely way. I will always be a beginner.
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