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Post-Digital Letterpress Printing

The conference program includes workshops, keynote presentations from invited speakers, communications from participating authors and an international exhibition from artists of different countries

This conference aims to reflect on the current status of letterpress practice and research in the international context. In the last few years, we have been slowly witnessing the revival of this technology in Portugal, mainly due to the surging interest of the modern printers and typesetters — the current generation of graphic designers and visual artists. An interest, that follows the trend set in the last decade in other international contexts. As such, this conference gathers the researchers and practitioners of this traditional practice in the current post-digital editorial design contexts of the twenty-first century’s activities and technologies.

The conference program includes Workshops, Keynote presentations from invited speakers, Communications from participating authors and an international exhibition from Brazil, England, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, United States of America.

Topics range a broad spectrum of interests around Education, History and current [hybrid] Practices. Historical and current digital fabrications technologies will be addressed. As well as current challenges and opportunities to design aesthetics, editorial production, education curricula and fine arts practices. We hope that everyone attending will enjoy but also find the opportunity to learn something new, share their knowledge and help to push this field even further.

The conference is being organised by the i2ADS in partnership with ID+ and uniMAD (ESMAD). We also rely on the collaboration of our partners from the EASRESE and ESAD—Idea to organize and to host the workshops together with them.


More info, details & registration for the warm-up workshops.

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From procedural digital programming to modular letterpress printing.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 20, 22 & 23 of January 2020 (FBAUP, PA301), 14h00–18h00 (12h).

Digital vs. Analog
2 part workshop, one that combines both the old and new technologies — the digital and the analog.
Saturday, 25 January 2020, ESE (Printing workshop) 10h–18h (6h). 


More info details & Registration for the Conference Workshops

Exploring a mid-nineteenth century relief printing technique.
Thursday, 30 January, FBAUP (Engraving room), 10h00 – 17h00 (6h).

Work with a selection of the Super Tipo Veloz typographic system modules cut with laser in methacrylate.
Thursday, 30 January, ESAD, 10h00 – 13h00 (3h).

P22 Blox printing system 
A modular letterpress printing system for lettering, experimental letterforms and pattern making.
Thursday, 30 January, EASR (Printing Workshop), 10h00 – 17h00 (6h).

Letterpress and almost-revolutions
Thursday, 30 January, ESE (Printing Workshop), 10h00 – 17h00 (6h). 


Registration for attendance online until January 25. 
Preliminary program. Some authors’ participation is still subject to final confirmation/registration.

Communication sessions will take place at the FBAUP Museum, on friday from 09h30—11h30, and from 14h30–16h30 
More updated information soon on the conference website: https://pdlp.fba.up.pt/

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