Where wild things are




The workshop pulled through! Four days filled with conversations around type and design, delicious meals and lots of printing. We tried out a creative writing exercise to generate content and built on that. The texts are partly poetic but mainly non-sensical. The finished product a pamphlet that opens to a poster, or as Claudio described it: the travel poster. It was a nice project to be part of and I am grateful to everyone that helped make it possible!


Open call: Workshop coming up!

Into the wild

Into the wild
16–21 August 2017

Five days letterpress workshop on the Åland Islands in the Baltic sea.
Run by Edward Johansson of Ahvaland Press (FI) and Claudio Madella of Officina Tipografica Novepunti (IT)

Five days of letterpress printing in one of the most remote printshops in Europe.
A group of six people will concept, set up, print and bind a book with a set theme.
The process will involve a collaborative approach to find concept and determine a format.

The project will be realised through hand set type (wood- and/or lead) as well as hand carving linoleum. We will be printing on either a Vandercook proofing press or a Heidelberg Windmill, depending which is more suitable for the outcome.

Each participant leaves with six copies of the book and other prints.
Workshop will be held in English.

Fee: € 400 person
Includes: transfer from ferry terminal on Åland, accommodation, most meals (not if we eat out), workshop fee and materials.

Info & subscription: ahvaland@aland.net


Edward Johansson & Claudio Madella

Open: Crossings




The first Ahvaland exhibition is on!

Currently open by appointment but as of 4 July it will be open Wed–Sun, 11–15 and you will even be able to enjoy a cup of coffee.

is a group exhibition featuring representations of people that have helped and inspired so far. There is no particular theme and no preference in technique. Exhibitors include:

Anastasiya Afonina
Adam Cheltsov
Quoc Dang
Karl Henrik Edlund
Susan Evans
Jenny Gillner
Taija Goldblatt
Chisato Hiyama
Rosemary Howell
Anatolii Hryshchenko
Kite Books
Marko Lampisuo
Henrika Lax
Maribel Mas
Anna Neander
Guglielmo Rossi
Jostein Sandersen
Olivia Sautreuil
Libby Scarlett
Katja Syrjä
Tiina Tahvanainen
Francesca Ulivari
Hanna Wiik-Rosenqvist
Vivian Zarvis
Minna Öberg

Location is Norra Flaka 20, 22610 Lemland, Åland, Finland
Call or e-mail if you feel unsure about directions or details.