31.89" x 11.42" (Sale of work only includes print, not wood blocks)
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.
Thomas Mayo is a letterpress printmaker based in the Cotswolds, UK. He creates a wide range of bespoke printed goods including typographic prints, business stationary and cocktail menus. He also crafts his own printing blocks from wood, using a variety of newfangled techniques which is used within his work and collaborations with other designers. He has worked with clients such as Jameson Whiskey, Marks & Spencer and Transport for London, with his most recent work permanently installed at London— Farringdon underground station. Thomas has an MA from the University of Gloucestershire in Visual Communication and is a Brother of The Art Workers Guild.
Description of Process
‘HELLO!’ is a two colour chromatic letterpress print, printed on a FAG 800 Swiss-made proofing press. I designed the type based on a bold 8-line grotesque I have in my wood type collection. Each piece of type was laser-cut in birch plywood and mounted on plywood blocks. The letters are overprinted to create a third colour, on Colorplan Cool Grey 135gsm.