Brighton Letterpress Print

To capture the culture and spirit of Brighton, I created a letterpress print that focusses on the arts and entertainment scene of the seaside city.

The print charts the town’s rapid development as a cultural destination and describes its many attractions and events.

Printed from a set of three large zinc plates, the result shows some of natural flaws and imperfections associated with letterpress.

  • Limited edition of 100 prints. 640 x 425mm. 
  • Body typeface: Sentinel by Hoefler & Co.
  • Paper: Zerkall 902 rough, 225 gsm 

The various illustration references are:

  • B: Brighton Pier signage
  • R: Lettering from the iconic Golden Gallopers carousel
  • I: A list of the historical names and nicknames for Brighton
  • G: Illustrating the city’s vibrant music scene
  • H: Representing its Regency style architecture
  • T: The Sea front, pier and vespa scooters!
  • O: The Royal Pavilion architecture
  • N: Colophon, featuring Gill Sans. Eric Gill was born in Brighton.
The digital artwork compiled.

The digital artwork compiled.

The final letterpress print

The final letterpress print