LIA Queensland: Letterpress @ The Bacon Factory

On Tuesday evening, LIA Queensland (Lithographic Institute of Australia) invited members and guests to look back at the world that was letterpress printing, with a visit to the Bacon Factory at Design College Australia (DCA).

The Bacon Factory and all its letterpress goodness was created through passion and a commitment to the craft of printing by designer, educator, curator and dreamer, Clint Harvey. Letterpress has been missing from the design scene for the past 20 years. That is, until this dedicated group of letterpress lovers at DCA took on the task of preserving the equipment, to rediscover the techniques and preserve the past for the future.

During the evening, members and guests delved into the history and gained an understanding to letterpress and its origins. Various forms of type were explored, from chromatic to wood and cast metal.

Guests were fortunate to have the rare opportunity to create their own personal type from metal.

The challenge for we Salty folk now – to create some fabulous designs which just HAVE to be printed Letterpress!!!

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Lest we forget

Lest we take for granted how fortunate we are to live in this great southern land.

Each year, as ANZAC Day approaches, we are reminded how we should remember the fallen. Those who fought courageously for our countries – Australia and New Zealand. Upon reflection, perhaps we can also use this commemoration to remember what we have and how lucky it is to live in countries where we can feel safe and able to live the lives we choose to live.

At Salt, we’re drawn to visually beautiful things – awesome design, brilliant typography, brilliant new styles and trends in all areas of design. So we would like to take this opportunity to recognise and be grateful for the freedoms we are provided to create and inspire, to achieve and strive for new and beautiful designs.

Design ‘across the ditch’
We are inspired by the freshness and ingenuity happening in all areas of New Zealand design. The nation’s approach to life, respect of nature and ‘genuine’ personality are being translated into many design disciplines including graphic, environmental, interior, fashion, industrial and architectural. Whether it is the natural beauty of the landscape, the purity of New Zealand’s oceans or the remoteness of the country – there’s definitely something about kiwi design!

Our Great Southern Land
Not to get too swept away by the talents of our nearest neighbour – we’ve got some pretty clever and crafty folk here in our own back yard! The ability to step beyond the norm, willingness to stand out from the crowd and true blue Aussie resourcefulness are the qualities of young designers leading the way here in Oz .

So here’s to great design, to our ability to express ourselves creatively and stand proud as Aussie and New Zealand artisans.
We truly are grateful – for who we are, for what we have and for what we can create!

Lest we forget.

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All images and biographies below are from the creative’s website – be sure to check them out!
You can also see their work on our Pinterest board!

Aussies // Edith Rewa, Brooke Holm, Brown Paper Lemon, Olivia York.
Kiwis // Fancy (featuring Design by Makebardo + The Neighbourhood Studio), Hello Polly, Inject Design, Klim Type Foundry, Think Packaging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Patrick’s Day // Inspiration

Oh to be sure to be sure – it’s a Grand Green Day! (and we don’t mean the band!)

Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a few favourite pieces to make you green with envy this St Patrick’s Day! {p.s you’ll find even more beauties on our Pinterest board!} Be sure to check them out to help you join in the celebrations!

  • Wallpaper // Salt Design – download your FREE typographic calendar.
  • Palm Canyon print // The White Bunglow Home Interiors – Print looking super lush – amazing styling & photo by Villa Styling
  • Letter P // Alphabout – We love a green pea!
  • Norick Brand Identity // Ashley Jankowski – Gold foiling and oh so much green, on this branding project!
  • Multicolour Garland // DD Brand – Peacock inspired coloured tassels make the perfect decoration! {or even to brighten up your workspace!}
  • Urchin table centrepiece // Lana Caves Stylist – A beautiful centrepiece for our studio this St Pat’s Day!
  • Clover crown // Oh Happy Day – This stunning DIY paper crown might make you even luckier this year!
  • Clover straws // Martha Stewart – Decorate your drinks with these DIY straw toppers.
  • Clover green and blush earrings // Emily Green – We love Emily’s hand-made jewellery designs and would have these earrings any day!
  • Colorplan Emerald & Lockwood Green // BJBall Papers – Featured at the entrance of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Design by Matthew Guzowski and Amanda Teer from Australian Museum.
  • You Sham Rock Cookies // Tell Love & Party – Love the editable glitter on these delicious looking cookies! Some great ideas on Sara’ blog!
  • Printable Leprechaun Mini-Cupcake Toppers // Oh Happy Day – She’s done it again! Fun printables and DIY for your sweet treats!
  • Summer Lovin’ Palms Gift Wrap // Colour and Chaos – We’re a huge fan of Jodi’s vibrant designs and passion for colour, including this revisible gift wrap!
  • Seeker, Double-Sided Wrap // Emma Kate Co. – You might know of Emma through her beautiful hand lettering, but she also creates amazing gift wrap patterns
  • Green Macrame plant hanger // Scout Gathers – A passion for weaving knots into modern macrame pieces, we love this hand-made, dip-dyed plant hanger.

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