On the weekend, I had the pleasure to hear some great graphic designers speak at MONTREAL MEETS II. Unfortunately I had to leave early during both days due to some family celebrations (hopefully next year it won’t fall on my dad’s birthday/Easter) but what I did see at the event really inspired me. I felt like the theme of the weekend could be summed up in the above words. “You don’t need clients in order to do work.” Laziness is the only thing standing between you and everything you want to do. And of course, have fun and enjoy what you do.
I’ve often been told I was born in the wrong decade. I won’t argue, sometimes I wish I lived in a simpler time. You know, without all the racism, sexism and witch burning nonsense.
Letterpress was always something that intrigued me but I knew next to nothing about it. On Sunday I finally got to see the process from start to finish and I have to say I fell in love.
It was a nice change to create something without a computer. There was no “CTRL+Z” or copy paste. You had to really think about what you wanted to create before you even started. And you had to have patience, everything takes time. At the end of the day I started fantasizing about where I would put a letterpress in my 500 square foot apartment and calculating how much money was in my bank account. Sadly now would not be a good time for that dream. One day… for now let’s just add it to the (ever-growing) list.
And for anyone in the Montreal area interested in learning letterpress, check out Atelier Domino for workshop dates.