Posted / Unposted

15 Jun 2018 – 7 Jul 2018

Galerie Pi

Copenhagen, Denmark


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Posted / Unposted is a book art project from the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) with special emphasis on letterpress printing. Samarbejdet resulterte i en begrænset udgave samling og touring-udstilling med eksponering af de mange forskellige måder, brevtryk kan bruges som en kreativ proces. Twenty five artists, poets, printers and publishers who use (or have the potential to use) letterpress have been invited to contribute to a collaboration with constraints. The project is coordinated by Imi Maufe (Norway) and Lina Nordenström (Sweden).

We are using Wikipedia's definition of Letterpress: 'Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper. A worker composes and locks movable type on the press, inks it, and presses paper against it to transfer the ink from the type which creates an impression on the paper. In practice, letterpress also includes other forms of relief printing with printing presses, such as wood engravings, photo-etched engravings and zinc plates, and linoleum blocks, which can be used alongside metal type, or wood type, in a single operation, as well as stereotypes and electrotypes of type and blocks. With certain letterpress units it is also possible to join movable type with slugs cast using hot metal typesetting. I teorien, anything that is "type high" can be printed using letterpress:


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Exhibiting artists

Birna Einarsdóttir

Tova Fransson

Mette Ambeck

Nina Bondeson

Richard Årlin

Bent Kvisgaard

Jesper Palm

Lina Nordenström

Ane Thon Knutsen

Ottar Ormstad

Anne Marie Ploug

Göta Svensson

Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson

Sakari Männistö

Imi Maufe

Tina Jonsbu

Hjördis Haack

Vibe Bredahl

Nina Maria Kleivan

Carina Zunino

Jim Berggren

Jostein Sandersen

Jens Chr Jenden

Barbro Ravander

Johan Solberg

Edward Johnson


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