Storylines Auckland 2016



Auckland members of the Association of Handcraft Printers participated in this event on Sunday 21 August, again with a popular and effective stall, teaching children (and some biggies too) how to set type, and print their name on bookmarks and papers.

We had an Adana 8×5 press, a font of 36pt Gill Light and several chases,  and during the Festival catered for 150 keen young and not-so-young printers.

The Storylines Festival took place over two days at two different Auckland venues, although we participated only in the city venue at the Aotea Centre. Our team of Brendan Laing, his son Nathan, and Bruce Grenville  promoted AHP with fliers, AHP logo-printed  bookmarks, and A5-size “WANTED” posters. Each trainee was invited to print their name on a bookmark or poster and some printed on new bookmark pearlessence stock  (Curious Metal “Ice Gold”, from B&F Papers).

An interesting stall that complimented ours, demonstrated  Braille typesetting, and calligraphy.  So we blended in very well.

As has been the case on earlier occasions, the Storylines team was very appreciative of our presence as they recognised it as a drawcard in their advertising.

Our involvement  and  interaction with visitors reassured us of the interest in the letterpress process and hopefully encourage membership of AHP.

Thanks to Bruce Grenville

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