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Letterpress in motion

We are trying to include film in what we do and it breaks down into 3 categories

  • FILMS ON CREATIVE PROJECTS, printing & lockup tips, and experimental work (at least for us) by Lead Graffiti
  • FILM BY OTHERS that includes Lead Graffiti
  • EXPERIMENTS by Lead Graffiti that might give us or others ideas about how to utilized letterpress in motion projects
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Finished films by Lead Graffiti

Sandcasting 144 point Caslon, 20:00

Ray Nichols was leading a study abroad trip to The Type Museum in London. We had sponsored a sandcasting demonstration like what would have happened 150 years ago. The film was done in 2004 in 3-minute increments. It was only in 2017 that we rediscovered all of the clips.

Alphabetachaos no. 1 was a type specimen broadside of one of our wood type fonts. This film shows the lockup process for the 3rd color run and our technique of handrolling the type.

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Film by others that includes Lead Graffiti

WORDS from Craig Cutler on Vimeo [3:48].

CC52 : a creative project each week for a year by photographer Craig Cutler. Craig Cutler pulled out all of the stops on the final week of his year-long personal series. Lead Graffiti’s contributions run from 1:34 - 1:46, 2:02 - 2:11, and 2:17 - 2:25.

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Hanlon Creative, a Philadelphia advertising agency, brought the whole gang to Lead Graffiti for a creative retreat.

Experiments to push your and our imagination