Illustrations by Daniel Egnéus

Fantastic pen and ink illustrations by Swedish Illustrator Daniel Egnéus

Lucid, dreamy and vibrant illustrations reflect the enticing inner world of highly regarded artist, Daniel Egnéus. With no formal education except for life itself,
Daniel sees everyday life and art as one inseparable whole. His work is an expression of his colorful and rich life in Milano, Rome and Athens, filled with friends and not least his daydreaming, which finds its way into his work, inspiring us with it’s beauty and depth.

Born in 1972 in Sweden, Daniel has spent 20 years in Prague, London, Berlin, Bologna, Rome, Milano and has now made Athens, Greece his base. A prolific artist, he has had successful collaborations with clients such as Haagen-Dasz (worldwide campaign 2008), BMW (Awarded Best Art Directed campaign in Germany 2008), Pepsi Cola Espagna (limited edition cans and bottle-design 2008), Playboy, O2 UK, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, Penguin Books, Philip Morris, Die Welt, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Random House, Drambuie Whiskey for which he gained an award in 2004 and Pori Jazz Festival for which he was voted best illustrator in March 2005 by the Assosciation of Illustrators in the UK. A regular collaborator with the National Theater in Greece for whom he produced illustrated theater programs for A Man for All Seasons, Mefisto and for Luigi Pirandello as well as the posters and the animated spots for Greek TV for Athens Festival.

In December of 2009 he was sponsored by Audi at Art Basel Miami where they presented an oversized book featuring his illustrations and he spent five days onsite doing live drawing.

Check out: http://www.danielegneus.com/ for some fantastic pen and ink illustrations by Swedish Illustrator Daniel Egnéus

Letterpress – Print for love of wood

Letterpress studio

Print for love of wood is a small design and letterpress studio dedicated to wood type and tree hugging paper.

They design and print some really nice letterpress artwork, for that glimpse of a nostalgic era and a really nice sense of a quality produced item.

They also run workshops if you are near to where they are, to lean the basics of how to produce some great designs and materials.

Letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper. A worker composes and locks movable type into the “bed” or “chase” of a press, inks it, and presses paper against it to transfer the ink from the type which creates an impression on the paper.

In practice, letterpress also includes other forms of relief printing with printing presses, such as wood engravings, photo-etched zinc “cuts” (plates), and linoleum blocks, which can be used alongside metal type, or wood type, in a single operation, as well as stereotypes and electrotypes of type and blocks. With certain letterpress units it is also possible to join movable type with slugs cast using hot metal typesetting. In theory, anything that is “type high” or .918 inches can be printed using letterpress

Letterpress printing was the normal form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century and remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century. Letterpress printing remained the primary way to print and distribute information until the 20th century, when offset printing was developed, which largely supplanted its role in printing books and newspapers. All forms of data collection were affected by the invention of letterpress printing, as were many careers such as teachers, preachers, physicians and surgeons and artist-engineers.[4] More recently, letterpress printing has seen a revival in an artisanal form. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

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