#LDF13 ‘Retro’ by Kate Clift
Clift explains that the concept behind the word is as much about the process as the aesthetic. First she letterpress printed the word on an Adana 8×5 press using type made in the 1960s. This was scanned, enlarged and cut out to create a template. Clift then spray painted the fluorescent pink onto 1960s/80s inspired tie dye fabric.
Her piece is influenced by retro from different periods, from the timelessness of letterpress printing through to the more contemporary decades of the 1960s/80s.
This is a great image, the word ‘retro’ in reverse, looking backwards, physically embodies the meaning of the word.
Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013
London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
London SW7 2RL