Typography prints are hot right now, but this blog is about Typography Art – ooo yeah baby.
When Jamie told me about his Exmouth Market print I was always going to be first in line to buy a limited edition, so I was stoked when he asked me to shoot it at his warehouse apartment in Clerkenwell. Life doesn’t get much better than this…
Working on a shoot with an artist-designer has got great advantages; an attention to detail and a clear vision of what he wants. When I arrived, Jamie had framed his print beautifully and hung it on the wall so that it was placed perfectly above retro sideboard. Urban chic accessories adorn Jamie and Nicola’s apartment, so we were never short of very cool props and tried out various set ups to get the perfect finished picture. We had some challenges… a white poster, in a white frame, on a white wall but Jamie used his designer skills on the image files to delicately balance out any of the quirks and create a perfectly finished image.
Look closely and you can see the lovely paper texture, the indent of the press and the amazing detail that has gone into creating each one of these amazing letters. They have started selling like hotcakes locally and have sold as far as Japan and Australia. Currently priced at just £40, now is the time to snap up one of these prints before the price inevitably goes up.
“The decorated initials, spelling ‘Exmouth’, have been inspired by the rich assortment of lettering found on the street or designed to represent its past. The text is also full of little typographic details, such as historical and ornamental characters, which were great fun to add.”
Details about the print
- Letterpress in silver, turquoise and black
- Individually signed, limited edition of 250
- Printed on Crane’s Lettra 300gsm paper
- Set in Minion Pro (Robert Slimbach, 1990) and printed by Hand & Eye letterpress, London