Hendrik Werkman – The Graphic Designer's Printer

Hendrik Werkman was a commercial printer in the Netherlands, but is now remembered for his groundbreaking collaged artworks composed of type, rules, printing furniture and other objects. Many of the techniques employed by contemporary letterpress printers today – such as masking type, printing pictures of people from sorts, printing the back of woodtype – were pioneered by Werkman in the 1920s and 30s...

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Press Marks

Every private press needs a press mark or device. It works a bit like a trademark (I'd rather not call it a logo) which is usually printed on the title page of any book produced by a private press. As I want to print content that has something to say, using speech marks, or commas, or other pieces of actual type for the press mark seems to fit, so I started messing with the punctuation.  

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