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Radio 4 | Front Row – Derby: 300 Years of Making

Derby: 300 Years of Making

Radio 4 | Front Row Derby: 300 Years of Making   “Geeta Pendse visits the new Museum of Making in Derby – an £18 million redevelopment that celebrates the city’s 300-year industrial heritage. Jamie Thrasivoulou, Derby County Football Club’s Poet-In-Residence, shares what it’s like to perform a poem to a stadium of roaring football fans.…

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A Pressing Matter by Elizabeth Brown | Grafter Magazine

A Pressing Matter: The Smallprint Company | Grafter Magazine

A Pressing Matter: The Smallprint Company A Pressing Matter: The Smallprint Company.  The results of a visit to the studio by photographer and writer Elizabeth Brown have been featured in Grafter Magazine, and I must say, Liz captures the mood of the studio just so! The Smallprint Company, [is] an exploration into artisan craftsmanship, upheld…

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Ordinary People by Rob Chapman

Ordinary People by Rob Chapman

Ordinary People by Rob Chapman Updated 19.6.21 – See Covid-19 Statement below Ordinary People by Rob Chapman is a series of wood engravings and artists books by Rob Chapman, which explores ordinary people and the oppressions they can face. Join us for ‘Meet the Artist’ with Rob Chapman who will be on hand for two afternoons…

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Newsletters

Missed out on a newsletter? Catch up here. What’s On June 21 (coming soon) Exhibitions We Are Open What’s new – bookbinding What’s new – lino print kits What’s new?   Subscribe to our general newsletter  Subscribe to our exhibitions newsletter

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Museum of Making Letterpress Print

Museum of Making illustrated print

Museum of Making Letterpress Print Museum of Making Letterpress Print. To celebrate the launch of the brand new Museum of Making, we were commissioned to create a print which was gifted to the first 1000 visitors and VIPs. Director Hannah Fox supplied the copy, I created a pen and ink drawing of the building and…

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Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha

Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha

Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha As we gradually get back to the steady rhythm of life before COVID put our communities on pause, this poem serves as an everyday prayer to help us connect not just the divine within us, but the humanity in each other. “Isee” is an Igbo word that, roughly translated, means “amen”.…

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Recent commission – Luxury product tags

Luxury Product Tags

We recently had the pleasure of receiving a commission from Ivory White Bridal boutique to create luxury product tags to adorn their gowns. We created something simple, yet stylish which boasted their logo in gold foil to the front with room for product information to the reverse. We used GF Smith’s Colorplan 540gsm which was…

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A fresh look

A fresh look

A fresh look The shop’s had a lick of paint and we’ve added some hanging baskets for a pop of colour, so now we have our fingers crossed that the scaffolding is coming down sooner rather than later! Come visit us!  

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Vision: Daniel Dytrych

Forgotten Trades by Daniel Dytrych

We welcomed Daniel Dytrych to the studio recently for a photoshoot as part of his latest project; Forgotten Trades where he took these amazing photographs.   Read Daniel’s blog about the business cards at www.danieldytrychphotography.co.uk   Daniel returned shortly afterwards to commission these business cards, printed on Colorplan Duplex (700gsm).  

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Meet the Artist: Q&A with Rob Chapman

Meet the Artist Rob Chapman in the Studio

Welcome to the first interview in our brand new series of Meet the Artist. In this series we are asking artists that we are working with, or have worked with, what makes them tick. Kicking us off is regular collaborator Rob Chapman. Rob’s next show in the Studio Gallery will be in June (current COVID-19…

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