From September 2018 to February 2019 I did a six-month internship at p98a, Erik Spiekermann's post-digital letterpress studio in Berlin.
In this experimental workshop I had the great opportunity to work alongside a small multi-disciplinary team and expand my knowledge about typography, typesetting and printing techniques. Since I belong to a generation that works with type almost exclusively through digital tools, seeing how analog typesetting affects the creative process has been an incredible experience. However I did also work on digital projects involving book and editorial design. Furthermore, I was regularly involved in running typesetting workshops with local and international groups of design students and other individuals.
Cover design for the
p98a information booklet
Photographs by Norman Posselt
Designed, typeset and printed by hand
FF Real Regular 12 cicero
and Akzidenz Grotesk 36 pt
Proof of Italian wood type during our trip to Tipoteca Italiana in Cornuda, May 2019.
Letterpress workshop at p98a.berlin
Photograph by Norman Posselt