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.zaRead our interview with Ben Grib here to learn more about him.