An Elaborate Paper Replica Recreates the Heidelberg Letterpress at Full Scale | Colossal


 

 

JUNE 23, 2021

GRACE EBERT

Following a meticulously built collection of meals and household goods, Korean artist Lee Ji-heereturns to a more mechanical subject matter with a life-sized paper model of the Heidelberg letterpress. Similar to her vintage film cameras, Lee’s press is a near-exact replica—she tells Colossal that she studied the original German model closely before creating her sculpture from paper and corrugated cardboard—and is complete with an array of mechanisms and branded details, including its trademark windmill feed and plates inscribed with the company logo and manufacturing information. The machine, which took three months to complete, celebrates the long history of the printing industry on Chungmuri and Euljiro streets in Seoul.[…]

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