Cool Hunting Video Presents: Grafica Fidalga

Using 1929 technology, Grafica Fidalga prints hand-carved letterpress prints with a rough-hewn charm

by Gregory Mitnick Grafica Fidalga, a printing press in São Paulo, Brazil, makes posters on a 1929 German letterpress using hand-carved wooden letters. In this video, we visit the trio of friends who make up Grafica Fidalga to watch them make a poster we commissioned for our 99% conference. Called “lambe lambe,” the lightweight paper used for the posters was designed for wheat-pasting and, before …

Random International: Temporary Printing Machine

One of the most engaging exhibits that we saw at the Design Art London fair last month was this Temporary Printing Machine by one of CH's fave interactive design collectives, rAndom International. This triptych, exhibited by the Carpenters Workshop Gallery under the title A Tribute to Francis Bacon, involves three frames each with a small camera, a digital printing device and light sensitive paper. When …

Yee-Haw Industries

Housed in a turn-of-the-century storefront between theaters and restaurants on Gay Street —Knoxville, Tennessee's main thoroughfare—Yee-Haw Industries has become something of an institution. Since 1996, founders Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley have been producing striking posters and fine art prints, strictly using classic hand-pressed printing techniques. Having more than a small obsession with Americana and classic American musicians, Yee-Haw began by making folk art-inspired woodcuts …