Brico.01 Giant Letterpress Prints – by Oli Bentley, Anthony Burrill & Thomas Mayo

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At 1.5m tall, and printed on the World Record-holding People Powered Press, this set of massive letterpress prints is the first output of a collaboration between Oli Bentley of Split; designer, visual artist and printmaker Anthony Burrill; and wood type maker, designer and printer Thomas Mayo.

Just one of each print/letter from A—Z is being made available for sale. The prints are made using the Brico system, and signed by Anthony Burrill, Oli Bentley & Thomas Mayo. All proceeds will support the community work of the People Powered Press. Please email us for prices & available letters info@split.co.uk

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The Brico system comprises just four shapes. With near endless possibilities of letter forms, weights, sizes and styles, it was created so that anyone might share in the joy of type design. It will be used to create large-scale works and murals with community groups, extending the mission of the People Powered Press to amplify voices and spread words worth spreading.

‘As soon as I heard about the People Powered Press I had to see it in person and meet the people behind it. It sounded like a crazy idea. Who in their right mind would embark on such a mind boggling enterprise? When I met Oli it all made sense. I’m in awe of the People Powered Press. It’s an incredible feat of engineering and ambition, taking the process of letterpress and leading it into a new and exciting territory.’  — Anthony Burrill

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The Brico.01 System Book

A limited edition, signed and numbered book has also been produced documenting the making of this first set of A—Z prints. It showcases the full A—Z series in beautiful detail, as well as providing insight into the creation of the system with words from Anthony Burrill.

The book is available from our shop, here.

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