True Print explores the printing techniques in all their glory
Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer who works with analogue and digital techniques to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters.
This craft of his is displayed in all its glory in the brand new monograph of his work. True Print, published by Lars Müller, contains 152 pages that show the diverse work of the designer, who uses very different kinds of tools — from a computer to a pantograph — for his compositions, as he pushes the boundaries of design.
“Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop”, Kühne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster, from initial idea to finished product. Fusing modern means with the century-old tradition of letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary for how to communicate through type and form in a truly contemporary way.
“Never retro” his work is a clever response to the search for new possibilities of graphic expression.
True Print is available here.