Caught by the River

The Politics of Print

Nick Hand | 10th May 2014


The very first Bristol Festival of Print

Nick Hand, cyclist, photo-film maker and occasional contributor to Caught by the River brought something of interest to our attention this week:

During 17-28 May The Letterpress Collective will play host to the first letterpress festival at Centrespace Gallery, located just next door to their printshop.

The first week will consist of beautifully printed work from our friends at The Whittington Press. The exhibition will display work from their prestigious print annual, Matrix 32. Matrix has been an annual celebration of fine letterpress design and print from around the world for over thirty years.

The Second week is entitled The Politics of Print and will contain a collection of letterpress posters from printers around the world, the exhibition will demonstrate the power of words in print for positive change, a theme that is consistently seen in letterpress, both past and present.