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Typeset Tags around the city

Russell Squires is an accomplished local photographer and also has another interest in letterpress printing. He now runs Space Monkey Press and has recently been creating some letterpress tags and planting them around the city.

Russell created the tags using an Adana 8×5 which he purchased on ebay last summer. Looking forward to see much more work produced and hung out around Portsmouth.

“I find letterpress printing a great escape from digital work, it has a wonderful history and a richness that is unmatched via other printing methods. From setting the forme to inking the plate the process has an organic element to it. The paper is not squirted with ink, it is bitten into, the colours are mixed by eye not selected via hex# the process is a labour of love. “

He is also an accomplished photographer – his website well worth investigating. Watch Strong Island soon for more updates on Russell’s tags and his photography.


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