‘Printed’ by Unite and Type

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‘Printed’ by Unite and Type
‘Printed’ is a collaboration between Unite & Type founder Gloria Daniel and printmaker Mary Kuper. Their piece is letterpress printed, it features large, slab serif display letters which is overprinted in a selection of body copy fonts. The repetition references the printing process and the key to the fonts on the right provides us with an interesting comparison between the different type styles.
Gloria Daniel is the founder and owner of The Big Tomato Company and her ceramics are sold in over 300 stores worldwide. She spends most of her time between her factory in Stoke on Trent and London. Mary Kuper is a freelance illustrator, printmaker and lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts. Her work plays with type and image and how the two combine. Her first job was in a letterpress printers and letterpress continues to inspire inventive and exciting ways of combining meaning, colour and form.
Unite & Type combines award-winning ceramics with their love of typography with their online ceramic typographic service. Their small workshop/store also hosts an ‘Introduction to letterpress’ course run by Mary Kuper. Unite & Type is at 341 Portobello Road, London W10 5SA
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‘Printed’ by Unite and Type 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