The Department was created by Nick Hand as a home for design, photography and print.

 

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The Department was created by Nick Hand as a home for design, photography and print. Self-initiated projects sit alongside collaborations and commisions that combine Nick’s skills in design, photography and print; as well as his ability to bring together a mix of creative talent to deliver projects.

The Department has its own printshop, The Letterpress Collective. Nick and printer Ellen Bills design and print small works, often in collaboration with artists and writers. The printshop also offers workshops and courses in letterpress printing.

When he isn't in the office or printshop, Nick is on his bicycle recording the lives of craftspeople, creating an ever-growing collection of conversations with people who have a passion for making.

Photograph by Andrew Paynter.


The Department of Small Works and The Letterpress Collective are part of Centrespace, a cooperative organisation of artists and makers.

This film celebrates cooperatives and includes the Letterpress and other Centrespace artists.

Film by Cooperatives UK with narration by Isaiah Hull.


Nick talking about cycling, craft and letterpress.


These links take you to interviews with Nick and articles about projects.

On the radio

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