artist's bio

hooksmith press is a small letterhead print shop based in east london. limited edition print runs of posters are hand-crafted using a combination of traditional wood type and metal type.

the work reflects  a slower time and a love of typography and the written word. inspiration is also drawn from 30+ years of appreciating and collecting kiwiana and other ephemera, and the artist's own rural, new zealand upbringing.

letterpress is a medium which allows the artist to collect and re-use elements from the past to create something new; a tangible and tactile connection to history and a continuation of a craft.

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