asintended is based in Eastbourne, on the East Sussex in the UK.
My love for letterpress printing began at an evening course in Brighton. From there I quickly developed my knowledge and skills in both silkscreen and letterpress printing. After using local facilities to produce my printed work I started to collect my own letterpress equipment and set about the task of building my own letterpress studio. Bit by bit my collection grew and is still growing. With the addition of a proofing press the pipe dream became a reality!
I now produce letterpress printed items using the traditional wood and metal type in a workshop built in my back garden. Each letterpress print is made by hand which produces a completley unique print everytime using techniques dating back hundreds of years.
I take my main inspiration from Victorian advertising, bill posters and signage and give it a twist by using it to communicate modern day language and sayings. As well as printing on really nice white paper I also like to look at printing on different materials, including vintage maps and musical scores which provides an extra dimension to the final print.