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:


Exhibiting artists

Jens Chr Jenden

Barbro Ravander

Carina Zunino

Nina Maria Kleivan

Lina Nordenström

Mette Ambeck

Birna Einarsdóttir

Tova Fransson

Johan Solberg

Edward Johnson

Bent Kvisgaard

Richard Årlin

Nina Bondeson

Ane Thon Knutsen

Jesper Palm

Anne Marie Ploug

Ottar Ormstad

Sakari Männistö

Imi Maufe

Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson

Hjördis Haack

Vibe Bredahl

Göta Svensson

Tina Jonsbu

Jim Berggren

Jostein Sandersen


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