“LetterMpress™ will be a virtual letterpress environment—released first on the iPad—that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints.

The design process is the same as the letterpress process—you place and arrange type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink the type, and print. You will be able to create unlimited designs, with multiple colors, using authentic vintage wood type and art cuts. And you can print your design directly from LetterMpress or save it as an image for import it into other applications.”

New Zealand design/type nerds-

I’m distributing LetterMpress for iPad in New Zealand on it’s launch day, and I have a small number of copies to give away.

If you didn’t back the project, but wish you had, drop me an email – I need to know your email address in order to grant you the app, you will need an ipad (obviously).

I’ll just pick a few people – so, bribery welcome 😉

Aya Kato’s work is gorgeous. I love the flowing lines and intricate detail, the bold shapes contrasted with delicate shades and delicious colour palettes.

Observing any one point in some of her pieces is difficult because there is so much more to see, and each element is woven into another.

This artwork was created for a Windows XP promotion in 2005.