Original Letterpress Art
Wood Words is the letterpress printmaking studio of Julia Humfress. It's a space for the visual exploration of typography through tangible, moveable wood letters. Some of the work takes a traditional approach and explores typography and meaning through the printed word. The more abstract pieces explore the printed letterforms and the spaces that surround them, giving the vintage alphabets a contemporary language and a new life without the distraction of meaning.
As a Designer, Art Director and Printmaker Julia has worked at Vogue House for Condé Nast Publishing on House & Garden Magazine and also as Creative Manager at Harrods, Knightsbridge. She has also freelanced for both national and international clients, creating visual communication solutions for major retailers, international arts magazines and property companies.
Her passion for typography grew whilst studying at The London College of Printing (University of the Arts) and has led to a love of printmaking, the gradual acquisition of a vintage wood type collection and ultimately to setting up the Wood Words Studio.
THE WOOD WORDS STUDIO 2020
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