Essie Letterpress: Artist’s Almanac 2014

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014

 

Essie Letterpress – a design and print studio run by husband and wife duo Ben and Vanessa Grib – have just released their 2014 Artist’s Almanac and as expected it looks nothing short of spectacular.

 

Earlier this year, Essie Letterpress commissioned 13 of South Africa’s most exciting creatives to each illustrate a month of their annual letterpress calendar. Their names were announced in July, and we’ve been looking forward to the result ever since.

 

The artists chosen include a mix of upstarts, superstars, illustrators, artists and typographers, and they are as follows: Muti, Hanno van Zyl, Jason de Villiers, Alex Latimer, Bruce Mackay, Hylton Warburton, Nicolas Rix, Lize Marie Dreyer, Nina Torr, Christi du Toit, Lauren Fowler, Fanakalo and Andres Pallavicini.

 

This year we got such exciting entries that range from the abstract to the existential to the hilarious,” say Ben and Vanessa.

 

All the printing is done by a Heidelberg Platen press on Natural Evolution paper, and you can purchase the Limited Edition 2014 Letterpress Calendar here.

 

More from Essie Letterpress: essieletterpress.co.za
Read our interview with Ben Grib here to learn more about him.

 

Cover by Muti
Cover by Muti

 

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014 January by Hanno van Zyl
January by Hanno van Zyl
January by Hanno van Zyl

 

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014 February by Jason de Villiers

February by Jason de Villiers
February by Jason de Villiers

 

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014 March by Alex Latimer

March by Alex Latimer
March by Alex Latimer

 

April by Bruce Mackay

April by Bruce Mackay
April by Bruce Mackay

 

May by Hylton Warburton

May by Hylton Warburton
May by Hylton Warburton

 

June by Lize-Marie Dreyer

June by Lize-Marie Dreyer
June by Lize-Marie Dreyer

 

July by Nicolas Rix

July by Nicolas Rix
July by Nicolas Rix

 

August by Nina Torr

August by Nina Torr
August by Nina Torr

 

September by Christi du Toit

September by Christi du Toit
September by Christi du Toit

 

October by Lauren Fowler

October by Lauren Fowler
October by Lauren Fowler

 

November by Fanakalo

November by Fanakalo
November by Fanakalo

 

December by Andres Pallavicini

December by Andres Pallavicini
December by Andres Pallavicini

 

The Making Of…

 

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014 3

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014 4

Essie Letterpress Artist's Almanac 2014 2

 

One Comment

  1. Very neat and well crafted. 🙂