Ace & Tate + Anthony Burrill

In collaboration with UK-based graphic designer Anthony Burrill, we produced a series of statement prints which encourage people to switch-off and live in the now!

Not only the messages in the prints, but the printing technique itself - a slow, and mindful process - reflects a pre-digital, offline state of mind.

Ace & Tate + Anthony Burrill

50 limited edition prints
76 x 51 cm (30 x 20 inches)
Printed using letterpress techniques

€48

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Ace & Tate + Anthony Burrill

50 limited edition prints
51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 inches)
Printed using letterpress techniques

€48

buy poster

Ace & Tate + Anthony Burrill

50 limited edition prints
51 x 51 cm (20 x 20 inches)
Printed using letterpress techniques

€48

buy poster

Can you talk us through your print technique?

I’m best known for my work with letterpress, it’s a technique I love working with. Usually I start the process by thinking of an idea for a print, working on the text for a long time before finally coming to a phrase that I’m happy to work with. It’s difficult to come up with something new every time, I always try avoid clichés and well- worn phrases as much as possible. It’s like writing a song or a piece of poetry, there’s a tension in working with words.

Once I’m happy with the words, I set to work on the layout of the print. The letterforms I use are made of wood and metal, so can’t be changed in size. I’ll try to keep the amount of text short, so that I can use large type, it has a strong visual impact. I spend time setting the type and proofing the poster before a final print run is made. Choosing the type, making a layout and picking a colour all take time. From beginning to end it takes me a couple of weeks to design and produce a letterpress poster. I think the time spent producing the work comes through in the final print – the letterpress technique has a warmth and character that is impossible to produce any other way.