About 2 weeks ago, Alan & I had our first workshop class together, learning letterpress at New North Press. There was a small group of all of us together, Alan & I got super lost and were a tad late, none the less we weren’t the only ones so the class didnt start till we were all together & accounted for! We all had to make a sentence each based about the Olympics, without using the word or any other copyright term, so this was a task i was more than familiar with.
We were then let loose in the studio to pick the typefaces of our choice, which was so much fun scavenging around, turns out since most letterpress blocks are found & collected now days, there tends to be missing letters & characters, which adds to the challenge at hand. The terms Alan & I picked were “Victory for Britain” & “The heart of the games is in the perfection on the athlete”. I also stopped to play with some other blocks while we were searching for ones that had enough characters, I love this typeface for V&Tree!