39.4" x 27.5"
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum April 8-June 30, 2022. There are a limited number of these prints available.
In the light of the motto that states that "Anything with the height of a movable type is printable" the collective known as 62 Pontos (62 points) created a printshop in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, focused in the making of posters, books and other printable graphic pieces using letterpress. All members of the collective have their own experience and research on areas such as graphic heritage preservation, academic production, letterpress commissions, graphic design, collage, woodcut, linocut and graphic arts in general.
Description of Process
We made the poster "Fake or Real?" as a critique to the current circulation of distorted information and the official censorship that took place in Brazil up until the decade of 1980. It was completely made using letterpress printing techniques and materials. The columns in the background were printed using broken 16 point types and the larger letters were planned and printed with blank spaces. In total, 12 print entries were made due to the size of our machine and the shortage of material. 50 posters were printed using an Offset flatbed printer metal printing proof machine that has been properly adapted for letterpress.