Queenslake letterpress exhibition

STUDIO:  The Hungry Workshop
DESIGNER(S):  Rinzen, Karl Kwasny, Inkahoots, The Letter D., Kevin Finn, Rudi de Wet, Josephmark, Bright Yellow, Spew Corp, Thom Stuart, Listen to the Graphics, Sue Loveday, Kasia Pawlikowski, Emlyn Allen & The Hungry Workshop

In January 2011, Queensland was hit hard by disastrous flooding, filling our towns and cities with brown, murky water and ruining homes, businesses and lives. While our power was cut, we were reflecting on how we could assist the relief effort over the coming weeks. Thinking big, we banded together some of Queensland’s leading illustrators and designers, both past and present, for a fundraiser with a difference.

The brief was to create a two colour illustration or design with an aim to instill the hope, courage or even humour that is abound in the core of Queenslanders. Together, the submissions covered a broad range of subjects ranging from the iconic, such as the bridges that span the Brisbane River and the years of the floods to the whimsical, with an ode to The Owl and the Pussycat.

We used an old Heidelberg Windmill to turn the work of fifteen contributors into a set of limited run letterpress prints. The production of the collection explores the intricacies of letterpress and each of the thirty colours was carefully mixed by hand.

The 15 original prints, in limited runs of 50, are for sale online for $50 each.


  • Queenslake - Rinzen
  • Queenslake - Karl Kwasny
  • Queenslake - The Hungry Workshop
  • Queenslake - The Letter D
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3 Responses

  1. Terry Chisholm

    Hi all, these look great. I was wondering if any one knew of a good place that does letterpress printing in Sydney? if not sydney AUS. Im finding it really hard to find a place due to being from overseas.

  2. Terry, Chapel Press do a great job in Melbourne http://www.chapelpress.com.au/

  3. I hear The Hungry Workshop are pretty handy on the ol’ letterpress machinery too ;)


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