|Artist||The Printer's Devil|
|Published||A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress [London]|
|Dimensions||Image 343 x 155 mm, Sheet 450 x 220 mm|
Signed in pencil.
Printed on 175gsm GF Smith Colorplan.
Stephen Kenny is a letterpress designer, artist and printer working independently in London. Fascinated by centuries old techniques, processes and the culture of wood block printing, in 2008 he established 'A Two Pipe Problem', a letterpress studio with a sideways homage to his hero Sherlock Holmes. Then in 2019 seeking a closer connection to letterpress and inspired by Hokusai's multiple name changes (as many as 30 different names) he established 'The Printer's Devil' in East London's Hackney Wick. Everything has changed, nothing has changed.
Stephen has collaborated with Uniqlo, Paul Smith, Truck Furniture Japan, Full Count Japan, Penguin Publishing, Tate Publishing, the V&A and China Disney.
The Printer's Devil. An apprentice of letterpress printing & type setting who would help around the press room whilst learning the trade and commonly 'black themselves up' with ink so as to be recognisable outside the press room, thus earning themselves their mischievous sounding nick name.