Tinnitus Letterpress Prints By Mattias Jones are available now at Prints by Jones. WHile I could give you a brief breakdown, why not justs croll a bit below and read for yourself.
Tinnitus Letterpress Prints By Mattias Jones
These are a set of letterpress prints of posters from nights for Tinnitus, a Sheffield electronic music night and record label. They’ve always been the perfect clients, always let me do whatever I liked, encouraging me to try out new things and never complaining about all the wierd stuff I’ve hidden in their posters over the years.
Recently Sam Hiller, one of the founders of the night, and a good friend, died. In his honour his family have set up a foundation in his name. Its intended to help people attend the Greenwich Choral School which Sam himself attended for several years. He was devoted to music in all its forms, from choirs to cacophonies, and I know he would approve. He was an inspiration for a lot of people and he will be missed.
A good chunk of the proceeds from these posters will go to the Samuel Hiller Memorial Fund.
The process of making a letterpress print involves cutting an image into relief, covering it in ink, and then smashing a giant heavy metal roller over the image with a piece of paper squashed inbetween. I can’t really think of a more appropriate way to produce a series for Tinnitus, and have a massive love for the history, skill, and quality of letterpress. The edition was printed by Warren Edmond at the Oily Press.
Each poster is priced at £40 and all three prints in the edition can be bought together for £100 (a discount of £20, and includes free P+P)
All three images are in editions of 50, signed and numbered by me. Once these are gone I’m not printing any exactly like these again.
They are letterpress printed on 300 gsm blotting stock. As letterpress ink is transparent to a degree there is a natural and changing texture to all prints that varies throughout the series, and should be expected. These are shipped out in heavyweight poster tubes and prices include free P+P.
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