Daily Archives: 05/03/2021

Reverting to Type exhibition features protest posters.

The online exhibition features a mix of famous names and less-heard voices, who all use letterpress techniques to express their feelings on a range of contemporary issues.

Fakt/Fake by Erik Spiekermann
Boris_Johnson by New North Press and Stewart Lee
We Got Brexit Dumb by John Christopher, Flowers & Fleurons

“Our idea was to unite everyone in a letterpress show where the emphasis was on the message of the work, rather than just the technique,” continues Ardagh. “The special collaborative print editions we produced were our way of making sure that the voices we were representing were diverse. This had begun early last year when we worked with a talented group of adults with learning disabilities who had clear ideas about the issues they wanted to communicate. We wanted to do something similar with a group from the local homeless community but the virus made that impossible. We did manage to connect with a Senegalese asylum seeker and produce a poster based on their sketches but didn’t manage to broaden this out as being associated with speaking out put their application at great risk.

Fairness by New North Press and Extinction Rebellion Art Group / Paris68redux
Ladies! Being Singled Out by Gender vs. Ability is a Confidence Boost! by Jennifer Farrell, Starshaped Press
No Safe Place by Anthony Burrill
Our Solidarity by Dave Darcy, One Strong Arm
What a mess by Dafi Kühne, babyinktwice

Reverting to Type can be viewed online at revertingtotype.comnew-north-press.co.uk