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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…

Post Truth Mail Art Project

First International Mail Art Project

We’re fast approaching the end of our first ever International Mail Art Project exhibition: Post Truth. We had over 50 submissions from all over the world, ranging from the UK to Australia to Brazil to Japan. The brief was based upon shortlisted words for The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year and Post Truth did…

Staffordshire Contemporary Arts Fair

This event is a first for us and we’re very much looking forward to joining other creatives at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek for our last event of the year!  

Post Truth Mail Art Project Exhibition

We sent a call-out for work in our first ever mail art project last September. Over the intervening months we have had submissions from all over the world – Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Australia, United States to name a few. It’s always a thrill to receive artwork through the post and we have enjoyed the wide…

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Exhibition by Hal Wright

Gallery News: Hal Wright

Following on from a successful exhibition, Arboretum, by John Blakemore and Rosalind Pounder, we’re pleased to be welcoming Hal Wright to the Gallery Space with WE R ALL SERVING TIME. The studio is open 10-4 today, Saturday 16th September, for the launch and 10-4pm, every Monday to Friday until October 14th. If you’d like to…

Fancy Hot Desking at The Smallprint Co?

Flexible Working Space Available for Freelance Designers & Creatives Our creative, friendly space is a great place to work from with none of the hassle of renting your own space. Working alongside our letterpress studio, you’re welcome to catch up on work in a quiet space or hold a meeting; it’s the perfect occasional office whenever you…

Industrial Heritage at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham Industrial Museum

The Smallprint Co. has been working recently with Nottingham Industrial Museum in a small way, in offering advice and support on their Albion and Cropper presses, which is a real treat! We knew nothing of the museum when we first visited, which is housed in the stable blocks of Wollaton Hall. The place is filled with…

Derby Book Festival

We’re very proud to announce that we’re partnering the Derby Book Festival this year with a programme of events related to all things bookish! The festival, which is a little over a week long, runs throughout mid-June from June 9th – June 17th and happily coincides with the arrival of Paul Cummins’ Poppies: Weeping Window…

Wood Engravings by Rob Chapman

Working with illustrator Rob Chapman

Many of you will already be familiar with the work of artist and illustrator Rob Chapman through our Herb Garden and Farmyard greetings card collections. Rob provides beautiful illustrations to accompany letterpress text on cards, all of which are printed in our studio on one of the vintage presses. Rob is an illustrator who worked in…

Reading With Mother Print

National Stationery Week – Why handwriting and letterpress go hand in hand

Here at The Smallprint Company we love letterpress, but we also love stationery. We take great pride in producing beautiful handcrafted gift cards, wedding stationery, and business cards. National Stationery Week and the Writing Matters campaign got us thinking about how important the art of handwriting is to our business. One of the main reasons…

Farhad Berahman, photographer

Full Swing: Format Festival

It’s been a very busy few weeks for The Smallprint Co, working on commissions, a business trip to the beautiful city of Prague and hosting the Format Festival to name but a few things we are involved with. We’re really proud to be hosting work by Miia Autio and Farhad Berahman whose works focuses on…