Norman Clayton Featured by Adobe Originals for 25th Anniversary

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.”

Congratulations Norman!

By aigasantabarbara
Published August 28, 2014
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