The 'Bravo Bravo' Vintage-Inspired Postcard Pack X 12

The Garage Press

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    • 17th June
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    • 26th - 27th June


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A set a dozen handprinted vintage-inspired BLANK ON ONE SIDE postcards.

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This set of twelve postcards (four each of three designs) were inspired by my love of theatre and of classic design. The theatre illustrations are probably 70 years old and I brought them back to life by asking Lisa at Lyme Bay Press to make them into type-high photo polymer plates and the gorgeous lettering is 72pt FESTIVAL TITLING - newly cast for me by Ed and Omar at Hellbox.

The type was designed by Phillip Boydell and issued by Monotype in 1950 as the official display face for the Festival of Britain, a national exhibition held throughout the United Kingdom in the summer of 1951.

The final design also uses a Mark McKelier wooden star and a photo polymer plate of a starburst in contrasting colours.

I put them all together on an Adana 1950's 8x5 press and handprinted them using Lyme Bay Press oil-based ink on postcards cut from thick GFSmith card stock.

To be honest they feel too good to send as postcards - I am tempted to make myself a set and frame them together as an art print.


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The Garage Press

south London

My name is Simon Trewin, Founder and Chief Inkoholic. My prints, books and cards always start out with me scratching my head and thinking, “I wonder what would happen if I...." and then I am away!

Experimentation is at the heart of my practice - I love playing around with inks, vintage papers, wooden illustration blocks and historic metal type to a clanking soundtrack of my wonderful family of hand+foot operated presses. I also love classic typefaces, bold colours and an ever-present sense of how good prints can make a real instant impact. As you will see - I can rarely resist sprinkling a sense of humour in to the mix too!

Running through everything I do is my passion to help keep heritage crafts alive and to enjoy that sense of a historical connection to the printers, presses and ephemera that have come before me. I also truly believe in the benefits of slowing down, switching off and zoning into the deep focus that this process of discovery inspires in me.

In a world where everything is too fast, I enjoy nothing more than closing my studio door and diving into the rich and ever-rewarding world of letterpress printmaking.