Open Studio | The secret life of an ancient profession in its most lively newness

A day for visiting Betterpress Lab

We will guide you during an Open studio day, introducing you Betterpress lab a traditional and vintage letterpress studio that promotes the reinterpretation of the traditional techniques of typography, in an environment that shares knowledge and expertise. Betterpress was an old butcher shop, placed between the neighborhood of Trastevere and Ostiense - an area formerly industrial that is slowly seeing the conversion and redevelopment of its unused spaces. Since 2014, after rescuing and housing vintage print presses, wood, and metal type, Betterpress Lab revived the traditional technique of handsetting and composing letterforms to create limited Fine art editions.

We’ll start the tour at 11.30 am explaining the vintage tools and equipment, telling you the history and the stories of an ancient artisanal work through the contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional techniques of typography, printing demonstrations and an exhibition of artworks.

Until 8 pm we’ll answer yor curiosity.