AIGA Santa Barbara’s own letterpress guru, Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress in Ojai, was tapped by the Adobe creative team to help create a poster celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Adobe Originals.
Originally founded by Sumner Stone (Adobe’s first director of typography), Carol Twombley and Robert Slimbach, Originals was conceived as a library of high-quality digital typeface revivals and contemporary designs.
For much more, please see Tamye Riggs’ feature “Experimental Letterpress” on the Adobe “Inspire” website:
The [Adobe] team approached Norman Clayton, the proprietor of and creative force behind Classic Letterpress, with the idea of creating a dimensional piece. Would it work?
“I like projects that are technically challenging.” Clayton said. “It was crazy to try to construct a poster out of layers of narrow paper strips and print letterpress on top of that. I didn’t know how I was going to pull it off, but I was eager to experiment and confident I could make something amazing.”