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Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
27 May 2014


BAGD Alumnus Justin Knopp worked on the main titles for Steve McQueen¹s acclaimed movie, ’12 Years a Slave’.

Established since 2008, ‘Typoretum’ was founded by Justin Knopp and his wife Cecilia in response to the recent revival of letterpress printing.

Justin¹s first interest in the aesthetics of letterpress came whilst he studied BA (hons) Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (1991-1994). Since graduating, his involvement with letterpress printing deepened and he amassed a substantial collection of lead and antique wooden types, printing machines and other paraphernalia.

Today Typoretum is a busy, family run, contemporary letterpress design & printing studio offering a wide variety of services. These include short courses and internship opportunities to ensure that the craft is kept alive and continues to be taught to a new generation of letterpress printers, designers and enthusiasts.

More info: 
BA Graphic Design course page
Typoretum website
Letterpress at CSM