The letterpress stamp was an idea built under the notion that everyone at Ravensbourne, at least everyone in graphic design, complains that letterpress is absent and that classes are too expensive.
Each Letterpress stamp kit comes with an A5 frame with a magnetic base, a bag of type blocks, an ink pad and an instruction booklet. At first we only offered a serif, a sans serif and an in-between font but during the festival we realised that people preferred to request fonts so we decided to make bespoke sets after Penrose Festival.
We split the fabrication in to three separate groups one for cutting the type, another for cutting the type block and a third group for making the frames. When everything was complete we all came together to assemble the letterpress stamp kits.
During the festival we encouraged people to get their hands dirty by letting them stamp their own messages which we showcased on our wall for all to see. We also got quite a few requests for specific typefaces as well as logo stamps to be made which we followed through on after the festival.