Mark Simonson

The Romance of Offset

TYPO San Francisco 2015 Focus | Thursday, 30 April | 5:00 pm | Screening Room | English

Letterpress is all the rage today among those exploring pre-digital graphic techniques, but it was the discovery of offset lithography that fueled my imagination as a young designer starting out in the seventies. I will talk about my early experiences experimenting with and exploring the world of paste up, photostats, Zip-a-tone, and Letraset, and what has been lost in the move from mechanical to digital design and production techniques, and how it might be recaptured.

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Mark Simonson

Type Designer (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

Letterpress is all the rage today among those exploring pre-digital graphic techniques, but it was the discovery of offset lithography that fueled my imagination as a young designer starting out in the seventies. I will talk about my early experiences experimenting with and exploring the world of paste up, photostats,…

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