A small letterpress studio in Guildford, Surrey, England.

Bass Licks

How low can you go? This was a lockdown project. Music has kept me sane during the Covid-19 lockdown, particularly anything with a thumping bass line. Five posters turning bass rhythms into words. The poster were posted on Instagram as a competition to guess the song, and winners got their guessed poster sent to them. Nice.

Print details
370x500mm
Two colour each print
G.F Smith White Frost 135gsm
Stevenson Blake & Co. Condensed
Letterpress poster with words saying 'der der der der'
Letterpress poster with words saying 'der der der der'

Can you guess the bass lines? Answers at the bottom of the page.

And the answers are:

  • The White Stripes — Seven Nation Army
  • Everybody Dance — Chic
  • Transmission — Joy Division
  • Money — Pink Floyd
  • Super Freak — Rick James

Recent work

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Printed poster showing letters reading Typonauts

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Poster showing colourful circles in rows and columns

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Letterpress poster with cicle mades from printing small letters

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