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Typesettingsg began as a personal project in that aimed to preserve and promote traditional letterpress in Singapore, with a sole focus on handset types for all printings. The studio was established in early 2014 as an educational hub to share this form of printing and its history with a wider audience as well as the design community. We conduct letterpress typesetting workshops, letterpress talks and rental of our studio press for individuals or communities who are interested in letterpress and its history. With our movable types, we are also able to conduct customised printing for functions, events and school workshop. A member of the International Association of Printing Museums.


Yao yu is one of few people I know who’s extremely passion for about his craft. From the conversations we’ve had, I’ve learnt that there’s so much history and significance in letterpress. The whole concept of “kiss and bite” is quite sensual to me. Perhaps it’s something to explore as we navigate our way through clay and the processes of typesetting.

by nick chin