TYPA

Trüki-, köite- ja paberikunstikeskus. Centre for letterpress, printmaking, bookbinding and paper art.

Operating as usual

Photos from TYPA's post 15/05/2021

TYPA tänavusele tulevikuteemalisele linoollõikekonkursile esitatud tööd on teie ees!
Võitja 'rahva lemmiku' kategoorias valitakse siin albumis jagatud meeldimiste ja reaktsioonide järgi, mistõttu kutsume teid kindlasti oma lemmikule häält andma. NB! Plusshäälena lähevad arvesse kõik reaktsioonid.

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Let us present you the artworks submitted to this year's future-themed linocut contest!
Winner in the 'public favourite' category will be chosen by the amount of likes given to a picture in this online-gallery. NB! All reactions given to the picture will be counted as a positive vote.

13/05/2021

Merlyn Eessaar (29)
"Ice Age vol. 6?" (on the left)
Jääaeg vol. 6 (vasakul)

Merlyn Eessaar (29)
"Ice Age vol. 6?" (on the left)
Jääaeg vol. 6 (vasakul)

Photos from TYPA's post 12/05/2021

Photos from TYPA's post

Photos from TYPA's post 06/05/2021

Helen, our education centre manager, is introducing you to a platen press called Victoria C. 🙋‍♀️

Victoria C, also known as Victoria Autovic, was first produced in the end of 19th or beginning of 20th century in German 🇩🇪 Rockstroh-Werke factory. Unfortunately we don’t know the exact year our press was made. The model “C” is however one of the largest platen presses in TYPA – it weighs 1325 kg and supports a rather large printing format. ↔️

Even though the machine is in a working condition, we don’t use it for printing. Our Victoria C is missing its ink rollers. 🔄 Victoria and a few others in our collection don’t have the rollers because they were last used for punch cutting. When the letterpress era was passing the printing presses were not needed for printing anymore, they were still useful for cutting paper and cardboard into shapes. 📦 Even if Victoria C had the ink rollers, its roller system would be quite different from many others – most presses use two rollers, but Victoria C can run with up to four. Originally the press also had an automated paper feeding system, but that never made it to TYPA. 📃

Victoria C moved to TYPA on July 8 2010. Before that it was used as a punch cutter in Riigi Teataja print house in Tallinn, after which it temporarily resided in Kultuurikatel. From there it was loaded on a truck and moved to Tartu. 🚛

Fun fact: Victoria C is not the only Victoria 👑 in TYPA. We also have a gigantic blue cylinder press Victoria Polygraph. Both of them are made in the German Rockstroh-Werke machine factory that was calling all their presses Victoria and distinguished them from one another by their model names.

Victoria C is one of the printing presses in TYPA that hasn’t been adopted yet. 🥰 Its yearly adoption fee is 125 €. More information on adopting a press can be found here: https://typa.ee/en/typa-centre/adopt-a-printing-press/.

TYPA updated their business hours. 05/05/2021

TYPA updated their business hours.

TYPA updated their business hours.

05/05/2021

As of today TYPA is once again open to visitors on our regular visiting hours from Wednesday to Sunday 12–18. ☀️ See you soon!

When visiting please keep distance with other visitors, wear a mask and desinfect or wash your hands.

Tänasest on TYPA uksed taas külastajatele avatud. Ootame teid ikka K–P kell 12–18. ☀️

Ehkki viiruseoht on vähenenud, palume hoida muuseumis teiste külastajatega piisavat vahemaad, kanda maski ja desoda käsi.

Photos from TYPA's post 29/04/2021

Today TYPA’s tour guide and volunteer coordinator Volha introduces a soviet proofing press NVK 2. 🙋‍♀️ Proofing presses used to be an essential part of every decent-sized print house. They were used for test runs to check linotype casted lines or design, layout and spelling errors for small-scale prints before the actual printing with a bigger and more powerful press started. 🖨

First proofing presses of this kind were made in the late 1930s in Soviet Union and Netherlands. Proofing press’ anatomy is simple – it has a bed, a fabric covered frame and a metal pressure cylinder. 🛠 Printing form is set on the bed. As the press doesn’t have ink rollers, the form has to be covered with ink as a separate job. 🖌 After that a sheet of paper is laid on the form and covered with the fabric attached to the frame. 📄 To print the proof the pressure cylinder has to be manually rolled over the form and paper. 🔁

Our NVK 2 was made in 1956 in USSR Kharkov machine factory “Poligrafmash”. Before moving to TYPA the press was used in Riigi Teataja print house in Tallinn. 🏢 It made it here in 2010 and in the beginning we were using it daily in workshops. 🧑‍🎨 You could easily say that NVK 2 is the most simple printing machine in TYPA. As it is difficult to achieve good print quality with, we have now used it only as a proofing press. For example the proofs for “Väike prints” and “The Little Prince” were both done with this press. ⭐️

If you wish to support our mission of saving and maintaining old printing equipment consider becoming an adoptive parent for NVK 2. 🥰 Its yearly adoption fee is 125 €. The adopter will get a chance to visit their adopted press at any time (meaning a free access to the museum). The machine will carry a golden tag with adopter’s name during the adoption period and we will add your name as a supporter to TYPA’s website. If you wish to adopt, fill the form here: https://typa.ee/kogu/korrektuuripress-nvk-2/

Photos from TYPA's post 22/04/2021

Estonian Museum Society and Network of European Museum Organisations challenged museums to introduce their greenest object in the museum collection in celebration of International Earth Day and #GreenWeek. The greenest press in TYPA's collection is definitely our Universal Rapid. In addition to its beautiful colour, it also has some environmentally friendly "green" qualities:
💚 Universal Rapid doesn't use electricity.
💚 As in its current location the machine has to be run on muscle strenght, it is used only as much as necessary. As a result there is no waste of materials and leftover prints.
💚 The machine from Germany is almost 100 years old and has worked in six printing houses during its lifetime. Clearly its design and materials are good quality, durable and long-lasting.

We also wrote about Universal Rapid and its fascinating life journey last December. Take a look at it's nice green frame as well as some memories of its 93 years of life in the post below. ⬇️

#MuseumsGoGreen #MuseumsForFuture #Curatorbattle #Earthday #GreenWeek #GreenestObject #Printingmuseum

Photos from TYPA's post 19/04/2021

We have a surprise for those who are impatiently waiting to join a workshop in TYPA, but aren’t able right now for the obvious reasons. 😲

We made a workshop-in-a-box concept linocut workshop where you can order the workshop box to arrive at your doorstep and have a private lino cutting and printing session at home. 🙋‍♀️ The box includes guidelines for the workshop and all necessary tools: linoleum, lino knife with convertible blades, ink roller, printing ink and paper. 🎨✂️

During the school holidays a discount price of 27 € will apply. You can pick up your box from TYPA or have it sent to either parcel machine or your home. In the latter case a postage fee will be added to the price. To order the linocut workshop in a box, write to us at [email protected]. 👋

Instagram Post by TYPA • April 15, 2021 at 07:29AM BST 15/04/2021

Vaade TYPA paberikunstistuudiole. 📄✂️
Jälgi meid Instagramis @typacentre. 📸

Photos from TYPA's post 10/04/2021

Alates aprillist saavad kooliõpilased, kes praegu muuseume kohapeale külastama ei pääse, trüki- ja paberikunsti tutvustavast muuseumituurist osa üle videosilla. 👩‍💻👨‍💻

Otsustasime hakata virtuaalseid tunde läbi viima, et jagada muuseumitarkust ka sel keerulisel perioodil, mil õpilased uusi teadmisi ja kogemusi vaid läbi arvutiekraani saavad koguda. 🤓 See tähendab, et muuseumi kinniolekus on ka pisut positiivset, sest olukorra sunnil tekkinud virtuaaltuuriformaat aitab jõuda nende õpilasteni, kes muidu ehk TYPA ekspositsiooni uudistama sattunud polekski. 🙆‍♀️ Usume, et haarav ja kaasa rääkima julgustav veebituur on õpilastele praegusel ajal vajalikuks vahelduseks harjumuspärastele koolitundidele. 👋

Virtuaaltuuril käsitletavate teemade põhjalikkus ja giidi jutu keerukus varieerub vastavalt osalejate vanusele, seega saavad ekskursioonist osa võtta õpilased esimesest kuni 12. klassini. 🤝Tunniajase muuseumituuri jooksul tutvustame õpilastele paberi ajalugu ja valmistamisvõimalusi ning erinevaid paberikunstiliike, samuti räägime trükikunsti arengust ja suundadest ning näitame, kuidas kasutati möödunud sajandi trükikoja sisseseadet. 📜🖨

Esimesteks TYPA virtuaaltuuril osalejateks olid Tartu Erakooli teise klassi õpilased. 🧒🧒 Veebitundi saatvate õpetajate julgustav tagasiside tuuri õnnestumise kohta oli meile suureks motivaatoriks formaati laiemalt tutvustada ja teisigi klasse tunnist osa võtma kutsuda. Erakooli õpetaja Kädi Krillo sõnul oli kogemus selline, mida kohapeal kindlasti ei saa. "Sedasi ekraani taga vaikselt suurt pilti jälgides sai omaette elamuse. Kaamera näitas just täpselt õiget asja väga hea nurga alt," rääkis Krillo, "praktiline pool tuleb siiski muuseumis kohapeal läbida, see on omaette väärtus!" 🥰

Rohkem infot tunni kohta on kirjas kodulehel typa.ee. Virtuaalekskursiooni saab kooliklassile broneerida kirjutades aadressil [email protected]. 💁🏼‍♀️

Instagram Post by TYPA • April  7, 2021 at 06:45AM BST 07/04/2021

Instagram Post by TYPA • April 7, 2021 at 06:45AM BST

TYPA Stationery 04/04/2021

TYPA Stationery

Have you ever wondered how exactly TYPA Stationery notebooks are made? 📒✏️ Check out our YouTube channel as in the most recent video our binding specialist Pauline shows you how the notebooks, planners, and albums are being bound to old book covers. 🙌

If you would like to have a similar notebook, visit our Etsy shop. With the checkout code GUTENBERG you will get 15% off if you spend USD 10 or more. Take a peek here: etsy.me/39hzZ9U 😉

TYPA Stationery We are taking old discarded books from local libraries and turning them into upcycled eco-friendly journals. Take a peek into our binding workshop.➜ Find our...

Photos from TYPA's post 30/03/2021

Meet Matti, Finnish Canadian artist who is executing his paper sculpture project in three-month TYPA residency.

Matti Dubee was born in Canada in 1972. In 1993 studied sculpture in Shanghai University Fine Arts College. Since 2012 had first exhibitions of his sculptures made in Papier-mâché. In 2016 Matti discovered his unique technique of working with Papier-mâché, called “Dali Paper”. In 2018 after completing residency program, he performed his biggest solo show “Dreams” in IWE Art Museum, in Kunming China.

Focused on ecological development with respect for biodiversity and energy as well as resource conservation, Matti Dubee's sculptures not only embody these concerns but aim to inspire each person to positively impact the world around them. “Up-cycling” concept comes from the material he chose – newspaper – the oldest and one of the most wasteful mass communication medium that turned into a unique one-off art pieces that communicate ideas and emotions. The unique technique called “Dali paper” which gets its name from a play on words of the Chinese name for marble (Dali stone) invented by Matti Dubee in Dali, Yunnan that repurposes newspaper to create unique high-quality material that has the aesthetic properties of marble while retaining the freedom that paper sculptures allow.

Inspired by the female form as the ultimate representation of nature’s beauty, the artist creates series of sculptures that defy gravity and give a sense of movement to static objects while telling stories that elicit emotions. Through his choice of materials and topics Matti connects his sculptures to the idea of the strength and fragility of nature and brings the awareness of human impact on it.

"The Little Prince" 29/03/2021

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Our very special letterpress printed „The Little Prince“ book is available for purcahse. You can pick between a regular letterpress edition and a fancy handbound version of the book. 😍
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If you wish to purchase the book, check out our Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/TYPAstationery), or if you wish to save a couple of euros just write to us directly at [email protected]. In the latter case the books are priced € 100 and € 200 respectively + postage. We will add a free ticket to TYPA museum tour and two letterpress printed postcards to the package. 😉

Photos from TYPA's post 29/03/2021

Photos from TYPA's post

TYPA centre - YouTube 26/03/2021

TYPA centre - YouTube

Did you know that TYPA has a YouTube channel? 🤔 If not yet, then become our subscriber and go check out what fun museum activities we have shared with you. 🎥▶️

You can get to know the journey of producing "The Little Prince" book 🤴, learn different craft hacks 🧶 and view some more random museum life clips. 🙋‍♀️

TYPA centre - YouTube TYPA centre for letterpress and paper art is a non-profit organization founded in 2010.Based in Tartu, Estonia, we run a museum, a studio, an art gallery, ar...

25/03/2021

Greek people are celebrating their 200th year of independence today. On this day we are happy to introduce our most recent volunteer Myrsini from Greece. 🇬🇷

Myrsini is already rather familiar with Estonia as she was living in Tallinn two years ago as an Erasmus exchange student 👩‍🎓. She arrived to TYPA in the beginning of this year. From her first longer visit she remembered the uniqueness of Estonia, our chilly weather and the Baltic nature 🌿. Now volunteering in Tartu, every day is like a new adventure for Myrsini. She likes travelling and exploring 🌍, meeting new people and sharing stories 👯‍♀️. During her free time, she writes poems and reads philosophy books. 📚

Myrsini is studying archival, library and information studies in Athens 📰. In parallel with volunteering in TYPA she is currently writing her Bachelor thesis on the changes of museology and the museum's digital services during and after COVID-19. Myrsini also had her first volunteering experiences in Athens – she has been active in several art festivals 🎨 on different subjects such as cinematography, digital installations or mental health.

For Myrsini TYPA is an environment for connecting with new people and artists 👨‍🎨. Especially intriguing for her is the transformation of books into art. 📒

Fun fact about Myrsini: she likes ice cream and true crime documentaries. 👻

Welcome to the team, Myrsini! 🤝

Greek people are celebrating their 200th year of independence today. On this day we are happy to introduce our most recent volunteer Μυρσίνη from Greece. 🇬🇷

Myrsini is already rather familiar with Estonia as she was living in Tallinn two years ago as an Erasmus exchange student 👩‍🎓. She arrived to TYPA in the beginning of this year. From her first longer visit she remembered the uniqueness of Estonia, our chilly weather and the Baltic nature 🌿. Now volunteering in Tartu, every day is like a new adventure for Myrsini. She likes travelling and exploring 🌍, meeting new people and sharing stories 👯‍♀️. During her free time, she writes poems and reads philosophy books. 📚

Myrsini is studying archival, library and information studies in Athens 📰. In parallel with volunteering in TYPA she is currently writing her Bachelor thesis on the changes of museology and the museum's digital services during and after COVID-19. Myrsini also had her first volunteering experiences in Athens – she has been active in several art festivals 🎨 on different subjects such as cinematography, digital installations or mental health.

For Myrsini TYPA is an environment for connecting with new people and artists 👨‍🎨. Especially intriguing for her is the transformation of books into art. 📒

Fun fact about Myrsini: she likes ice cream and true crime documentaries. 👻

Welcome to the team, Myrsini! 🤝

Shaté Tantsukool "Fake News" 19/03/2021

Shaté Tantsukool "Fake News"

Mõni aeg tagasi käisid TYPAs tantsimas vahvad Shaté Tantsukooli tüdrukud. Filmilindile püüti valeuudisteteemaline tantsukava. Head vaatamist! ☀️

Shaté Tantsukool "Fake News" Tantsijad: Sinette gruppKoreograaf: Tian CehicRepeteerija: Krõõt KivisteVideo ja montaaž: Matis OttanAsukoht: TYPA, Tartu raekodaAll Rights ReservedShaté Tan...

Trüki- ja Paberimuuseumi sünnipäevatrall 18/03/2021

Teist aastat järjest jääb muuseumi sünnipäev sobivasti kohustusliku kinniolemiseperioodi sisse. 🙃 Aga mis seal ikka – meenutame kahe aasta tagust rahvarohket sünnipäevatralli ⬇️🎈 ja rõõmustame omaette selle üle, et 11 tegusat muuseumiaastat on selja taga. 🥳 Ja kes on eriti julge, võib koos meiega pöidlaid hoida 🤞, et ehk saame juba sel suvel muuseumi 10. sünnipäevaks planeeritud meenutusnäitust eksponeerida! 😁
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For the second year in a row we are celebrating TYPA's birthday in lockdown. 🙃 No big deal though – you can take a look at the pictures from our super fun birthday party two years ago ⬇️🎈 and just think back to the now 11 great museum years we've had. 🥳 Who is especially brave, can keep their fingers crossed 🤞 for the TYPA 10 exhibition we planned for last year maybe happening this summer aleady! 😅

Muuseumi 9nda sünnipäeva puhul muutsid meie vabatahtlikud muuseumi üheks elu-suuruseks lauamänguks, kus sai ise mängunupuna lingi riikuda ja erinevaid ülesandeid lahendada. Täname kõiki vabatahtlikke ja eriti Elisabetta Loccionit, kes kogu mängu organiseeris! :)

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