#LDF13 ‘Multicoloured’ by JMG Studio

multi1#LDF13 ‘Multicoloured’ by JMG Studio

“We had great fun! After much deliberation, we decided that with 13 characters in the word ‘Multicoloured’ and the fact there is 13 different colour tube lines covering the whole of London, it was to much of a good an opportunity to miss. We then overprinted each of the letters to make 12 extra colours to make it truly multicoloured.”


Ross and Jon both got into letterpress at University in Newcastle. “We had a great lecturer called George C. Gray who had been a compositor in a former life and he really inspired us both. His knowledge and passion for typography motivated us and led us to spend most of our time hidden away in the letterpress department. After University we found a small ad advertising a press and type for sale, when we went to take a look it was exactly the same as the press we had used at University and knew that was a sign.”


What do you think is the future for print? “I think as digital technology continues its ceaseless march, print has to keep itself fresh and inky. To ensure longevity it needs to exploit it’s physicality and offer a truly different experience to the glossy screens all around. That is why I think letterpress is in rude health right now as it really does this, offering something tactile and hand crafted.”



JMG Studio is Ross and Jon, they are a letterpress design studio dedicated to creating playful and experimental typographic illustration and print. They’ve been assisting Alan Kitching for the past few years, teaching his Concise Workshops with him and that’s kept them pretty busy. They now have a new studio of their own. Follow Ross and Jon on Twitter to see what they’re up to.

‘Multicoloured’ by JMG Studio is one of the words that will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.

Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013

London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

ldf at v&a  v&a

Type Tasting workshops and type safaris. Typography training with a creative twist.

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