Photo by Daniel Infanger
Where: GWA East | Molukkenstraat (workshop)
and NDSM PRINT (talk/presentation)
Full weekend of May 15 & 16
Max Participants: 6
Presentation & Talk by Dafi
at NDSM PRINT
Costs workshop weekend € 350,00 including extra zoom-meeting, all material
Student discount based on portfolio : 30% to a max of two participants
Costs Talk/presentation: € 5,00
And now for the official bio: Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer, letterpress printer and graphic design educator. In his studio babyinktwice he uses a wild mix of analog and digital tools to produce posters for music, art, architecture, theatre and film projects, and also for products. With one main rule in his studio «No PDF ever leaves the studio as a final product», he prints all his posters with letterpress printing presses.
His mostly typographic posters have won international awards and been in exhibitions all around the globe. His designer monograph True Print has been published by Lars Müller Publishers in 2016. Dafi Kühne runs his own Typographic Summer Program, an international two week intense typography class for students and professionals who want to get in touch with the physical form of type. Since 2018, he has also released a series of entertaining web videos called «The Dafi Kühne Printing Show™».
Dafi Kühne started his journey studying visual communications at Zürich University of the Arts and got more focused on letterpress through an internship with Hatch Show Print in Nashville. He first got noticed by the international letterpress scene in 2009 through his diploma project «Wood Type Now!», which he then presented in Italy, England and the USA in 2010 and 2011. Since 2009 he has been running his design studio in the Swiss Alps. He produced his first complete set of laser-cut wood type in 2008, then started cutting pantograph-type from pear wood and solid plastic in 2013 and started casting plastic type in 2016. In 2019 he got his research MRes masters degree in Typeface Design at University of Reading, UK.