graphic artists / designer & painter / notebook maker / old typography technique / collaboration with old printery
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"Serrote" means a hand-saw and I didn't quite understand what's the reason behind the word but there was a Portuguese saying related to their theory in their projects.
Here are their stories.
They found an old printery in Lisbon who agreed to collaborate with them to make their notebooks using old printing technique and machines.
They use old letterpress technique and very interestingly, those movable letters were used to print official documents in the past.
This is one of the great things about Serrote's products, they create their own designs reusing those old letters and they look fantastic!
Serrote is run by a couple, Nuno Neves and Susana Vilela, both of them studied at the Fine Art University in Lisbon, and they make series of notebooks and have published some books too. I love their notebooks since when I saw them for the first time, and when I knew that they are made with old typography techniques, I became a fan of their products.
This is their old printing machine they bought 2 years ago.
It's called Heidelberg Windmill made in Germany in 40's.
This press was and still is the worlds fastest printing press ever built. At full speed this press can print up to 60 pages a minute!