Werkplaats Typografie is launching WT Papier at the NY Art Book Fair starting on Thursday, 15th September from 6–9 pm at MoMA PS1.
WT Papier, founded in September 2016, is the Paper-Repro office of the Werkplaats Typografie family. It's offering a form of modified and self-described re-paper that reveals different degrees of its previous life. Using sheets exclusively from left over WT print runs collected throughout the year, the material is coated(er) with SunChemical white offset ink to give it a new life.
The launch will continue over the duration of fair and presents paper dummies that demonstrate the qualities of the paper when (over)printed, as well as its unique surface, which is best described as the love child between your favourite pearl shine wrapping paper and the candy gloss cover of the September issue.
The paper dummies are re-editions of publications from the WT archive—interpreted by current participants, that are available for feeling, reading, purchasing, and turning.
Throughout and following the launch in New York, WT Papier will be available through a boutique consultation service in which we discuss the paper’s degree of reveal, its genetic modification, sheet size, or any other specifics relating to your project.
To keep updated with WT Papier or to book a consultation, visit paper.werkplaatstypografie.org, which will also be launched to coincide with our event at the NY Art Book Fair (find us in the basement).