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Project description

Familia Plómez is a cultural association created by former students of a typeface design course organized by unostiposduros (www.unostiposduros.com). The association devote their efforts to promote everything about letterpress printing, calligraphy and lettering.

We recently held workshops in calligraphy with Oriol Miró and typesetting with lead type; and we plan further workshops on lettering and wood type posters. We intend to organize all kinds of courses, workshops and conferences that deal with the letter, always combining practical and theoretical knowledge.

We have a small letterpress printer with two machines, Aunt Minerva and Uncle Korrex, and a cabinet with widely used lead type. We have this small letterpress because we love the smell of ink, it serves to support the courses, and it helps to pay the rent.

We believe that this type of printing is still a great communication tool and we plan to develop our activities in the future.

Crowdfunding in Verkami
At a time when lead letters are sold for scrap and end up as bullets and the furniture is discarded or used to display minerals, we need a minimum of 4,000 € to avoid this fate from happening to a letterpress printshop run by two little old ladies. They have an amazing collection of type that without us will finish in the ravisheap.

With your help we will have recovered an old letterpress printshop from extinction, have more typefaces to work with and more means to impart our courses. This letterpress material, far from being exposed in a museum will be used daily (as Gutenberg did). If you donate generously we can guarantee you a better night sleep, a wider smile next morning and our love and gratitude and countless priceless gifts!

You have emptied your pockets. What now?
We will be updating Verkami's blog while we print your presents. You can also follow our steps on our website, on twitter or by facebook.
We hope to have everything ready and delivered by September 2012.

Rewards specs
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All our printed rewards (greeting cards, posters, bookmarks, t-shirts, etc.) will be printed in our letterpress with lead or wood type. Including the t-shirts.

Greeting cards and bookmarks will be printed on 350gr cotton paper, and posters in 130gr paper.

Do not fail to go through our verkami blog, since we will be updating regularly. We will post details on the printing process for those who are curious about it. Sometimes we can get too technical, so if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

 

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Q&A(4)

  • Bueno, el colectivo Tch! feliz cual infeliz, ya ha realizado su aportación al proyecto. Mucho plomo y mucha tinta! A disfrutarlo...

    Muchas gracias.

    Días de tinta, plomo y papel se ciernen sobre nuestras cabezas.

    A disfrutar

  • hoy hemos hecho nuestra pqueña aportaciòn ¡ felicidades desde el taller de grabado {LENGUA dE METAL} www.patriciaconcina.blogspot.com :)))

    Made by trizp+seKo

    ¡¡¡Muchas gracias por la aportación!!! Y muy interesante tu blog. :)

  • Animo chavales. Por cierto familia, tengo una caja con tipos de madera. Si alguien pasa por Bilbao, que me de un toque y os las paso.

    Made by Iñigo Laria

    ¡¡Por favor!! ¡Esto si que es un donante generoso, no solo nos da su dinero, además nos quiere regalar tipos de madera! Muchísimas gracias, en cuanto alguien de la familia se acerque Bilbao te pegaremos un toque para que se las pases. Pero si te molestan en casa escríbenos un mail que seguro que encontramos alguna forma para que nos las mandes. Lo dicho, muchas gracias.

  • La Querencia es una asociación de amigos interesados en las letras, la cultura, el bienestar.....nos podíamos conocer?, dónde estaís?. Un saludo. Lua

    Made by La Querencia de Valsain

    Encantados, nos alegra que haya más locos de la letra por el mundo. Estamos en Madrid, en la calle de las aguas 3. También podéis visitarnos en nuestra web: www.familiaplomez.com Si estáis por Madrid podéis ir a visitarnos cuando queráis. Lo único que al ser una asociación no tenemos horario de apertura al público por lo que es mejor que antes de ir nos preguntes si vamos a estar. Un abrazo!!!

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Raised €12,502
of €4,000
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Familia Plómez is a cultural association dedicated to promoting typography through courses, workshops and conferences, and the recovery of traditional printing with lead and wood types.
La Familia Plómez es una asociación cultural formada por amantes de la tipografía dedicada al fomento de la tipografía, mediante cursos, talleres y conferencias, y a la recuperación de la imprenta tradicional con tipos de plomo y madera.
Familia Plómez è un’ associazione culturale formata da appassionati dedicati alla promozione della tipografia, attraverso corsi, workshop e conferenze, ed al ricupero della stampa tradizionale con caratteri movili di piombo e legno.
La Familia Plómez es una asociación cultural formada por amantes de la tipografía dedicada al fomento de la tipografía, mediante cursos, talleres y conferencias, y a la recuperación de la imprenta tradicional con tipos de plomo y madera.
La Familia Plómez es una asociación cultural formada por amantes de la tipografía dedicada al fomento de la tipografía, mediante cursos, talleres y conferencias, y a la recuperación de la imprenta tradicional con tipos de plomo y madera.

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on August 5, 2012.

 
  • Pledging €1
    9 PATRONS

    Thanks for your cooperation!
    Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €5
    27 PATRONS

    A link to your website on ours+ Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €12
    25 PATRONS

    Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €18
    16 PATRONS

    Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €24
    8 PATRONS

    2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €35
    91 PATRONS

    A Plómez t-shirt. Printed by us in our letterpress!! + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €45
    76 PATRONS

    A 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €65
    3 PATRONS

    Two 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress+ 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €80
    3 PATRONS

    Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €99
    THERE ARE 38 REWARDS LEFT (OF 50)

    A "Companion of Metal" card that entitles you, during a year, to a 20% discount on courses, workshops and on Plomez website´s artwork + Occasional surprises that will arrive on your mail. You will also have priority access to our workshops + Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €150
    THERE ARE 47 REWARDS LEFT (OF 50)

    A 35x50cm poster with a message of your choice (20 characters max.) + A "Companion of Metal" card (see 99€ reward) + Occasional surprises that will arrive on your mail. You will also have priority access to our workshops + Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + a link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €200
    THERE ARE 24 REWARDS LEFT (OF 30)

    A 50x70cm poster with a specimen of one of our wooden typefaces + A 35x50cm poster with a message of your choice (20 characters max.) + A "Companion of Metal" card (see 99€ reward) + Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €250
    THERE ARE 28 REWARDS LEFT (OF 30)

    Two 50x70cm poster with a specimen of one of our wooden typefaces + A 35x50cm poster with a message of your choice (20 characters max.) + A "Companion of Metal" card (see 99€ reward) + Occasional surprises that will arrive on your mail. You will also have priority access to our workshops + Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €350
    THERE ARE 18 REWARDS LEFT (OF 20)

    100 business cards printed on two colors, and if you are around Madrid, you are welcome to watch the printing + Two 50x70cm poster with a specimen of one of our wooden typefaces + A 35x50cm poster with a message of your choice (20 characters max.) + A "Companion of Metal" card (see 99€ reward) + Occasional surprises that will arrive on your mail. You will also have priority access to our workshops + Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

  • Pledging €500
    THERE ARE 14 REWARDS LEFT (OF 15)

    An "Adoptive Plómez" card that entitles you, during two years, to a 25% discount on courses, workshops and on Plomez website´s artwork + Occasional surprises that will arrive to your mail. You will also have priority access to our workshops. (This discount is not cumulative to the "Companion of Metal"). + 100 business cards printed on two colors, and if you are around Madrid, you are welcome to watch the printing** + Two 50x70cm poster with a specimen of one of our wooden typefaces + A 35x50cm poster with a message of your choice (20 characters max.) + Occasional surprises that will arrive on your mail. You will also have priority access to our workshops + Three 35x50cm poster printed exclusively for Verkami + A Plómez t-shirt, printed by us in our letterpress + 2 Plómez postcards + Mailed Plómez thank you note + Some beautiful Plómez bookmarks + A link to your website on ours + Your name will appear on our web´s acknowledgments + 2 wallpapers

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on August 5, 2012.

 

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La Familia Plómez es una asociación cultural dedicada a la imprenta artesanal y la tipografía y que está empeñada en preservar y difundir la imprenta tipográfica, ya sea quitando óxido a viejas máquinas o enseñando a ... Read more
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