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Simple Ways

Simple ways to spend more time offline | Words by Abi Rose

Photo by Hannah Barker Whether it’s for work or play, studies show we spend nearly almost all of our waking hours starting at screens. While the digital world can cultivate community and provide oodles of inspiration, scientists believe it’s best to take regular breaks. How to tell if you’re ready for screen break When does…

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All about us…

Learn a little more about what makes The Smallprint Co (& Chris) tick with this fab video by Make Works Derby.

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We Are Derby is launching

We’re excited to be welcoming Jamie Thrasivoulou to the studio on Friday evening. Jamie will be performing his poem We Are Derby to a packed room of DCFC fans who are collecting their finished prints. There are some tickets still available to reserve for this event. Please be aware that this is a ticketed event…

We Are Derby completed

We Are Derby

The time has arrived! Thank you to everyone for your patience and support with this amazing project. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jamie, and the Derby County fans commitment to the club is truly infectious. We Are Derby is drying and is almost ready for delivery / collection! Once dried, Chris and…

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Format 19 – including live event – at The Smallprint Co: 14 Mar-13 Apr

The Office of Revised Futures curated by Rodrigo Orrantia The Smallprint Co. is looking forward to welcoming an installation of the work of five artists who work with photography and collage during this year’s internationally renowned photography festival. The exhibition sited in our Studio Gallery includes existing works and includes a workshop where new work is…

Proofing

The Proof is in the…

Chris has completed the mammoth task of picking and setting the text – now the proofing begins. Below is the mid-stage of 939 characters, a little under half way. Jamie joined Chris in the studio today to proof the text and discuss the final layout. Further amends will be made before final proofing and then…

The Progress of We Are Derby

The Progress of We Are Derby

The Progress of We Are Derby Chris is about half way through setting the type for Jamie’s poem We Are Derby, the poem inspired by Derby County Football Club and the industrial heritage of the city. He is using 10pt Granby for the main body of the text and wood type for the title. Once…

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We Are Derby – a poem by Jamie Thrasivoulou

Letterpress Poster Print We’re really pleased to be working in collaboration with poet Jamie Thrasivoulou in creating a limited edition print of his poem We are Derby. The poem We Are Derby is inspired by the people and heritage of Derby, Derbyshire and his shared love of Derby County Football Club. The piece is the official Derby County…

Bevelled Letters Workshop

Signwriting: Bevelled Letters Workshop

We’re really pleased to be welcoming Leicester based artist Lorna from Lesser Than Three to the studio for a brand new lettering workshop! Places are limited. Tickets and more information can be found here

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Photographic Evidence

Barry Ainsworth is travelling around the country documenting heritage crafts and artisan makers, and we welcomed him into our studio a few weeks ago. We attract a few photographers, letterpress and each photographer focuses on a particular aspect of the studio which is always great to see. I particularly like how Barry has captured the…

LOVE

Competition Time!

We’re celebrating the launch of our new wedding inspired workshops and we want to say a huge congratulations to everyone who has got recently engaged. What better way than to launch our brand new Save the Date Letterpress Workshops?!  Such an exciting time and if you haven’t already, we’re sure that you’ll be falling headlong…

Hal A. Wright, printmaker and photographer

Exhibitions

2017 was a fantastic year for The Smallprint Co’s Gallery Space. We welcomed local, national and international artists to the space, with particular highlights being the Format Festival and John Blakemore & Rosalind Pounder. We were very proud to have been involved with the already well-established Derby Book Festival that returns to the Creative and Gallery…