In 2019, for the first time, we celebrated the International Day of Printing Art. The HBKsaar (University of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken) organized a small exhibition including workshops and lectures; kind of an open printshop, where you can exchange and learn about the art of printing.
The German title “hoch, tief, durch” (high, low, through) stands for three types of printing that we use in our workshops at HBKsaar: Hochdruck means relief printing, Tiefdruck means intaglio and Durchdruck is for screenprint/stencilprint.
The poster is printed on a mimeograph from 1967 in eight runs. Mimeography is a more or less extinct stencilprint technique and a predecessor of risography. Although the process is more complex, you can do things that the Riso cannot do, such as printing on folded paper, cardboard and textiles, or creating gradients.
Cooper Black and Superclarendon are great historic typefaces with roots in print, which is why it was not very difficult for us to choose these two.