Working specifically with traditionally non-printable elements - spacing and furniture, spaces that speak, through its unfolding narrative, reveals and explores the concepts of space and time within the letterpress printing process. It reflects the unique and traditional characteristics of letterpress, in particular the physicality of space within the process and the setting. The time intensity of this process where; planning, reflection, opportunity for risk taking, experimentation and chance happenings are explored and enjoyed.
Whilst the work points reference to traditional letterpress, it shifts deeply established conventions about the purpose and hints towards the future of letterpress through an experimental animated piece of practice and research.
Victoria Squire, (Lecturer in Graphic Communication with Typography at Plymouth University, UK), and Louise Evans’s recent piece of letterpress animation entitled ‘spaces that speak' was selected for the 'Animated Type' exhibition, 2-4 January 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The exhibition accompanied the conference - 'Print, Produce, Publish' organised by the College Book Art Association.
spaces that speak is also to be shown at the Northwest Animation Festival, 10 May 2014, at the Independent Publishing Resource Centre, Portland, Oregon, USA.