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Poster Artist and Letterpress Printer
2023–2024 Public Programs, Spring Edition
MD Anderson Hall, Farish Gallery

Dafi Kühne is a graphic designer and letterpress print maker from Zürich and Glarus, Switzerland. Since 2009 his studio, babyinktwice, has been designing and printing posters, invitation cards and brochures for music, art, architecture, theater, and film projects and also for products. Since 2011 Kühne has also been teaching short workshops and full-semester courses in various universities in Europe and the United States.

Kühne combines contemporary graphic design with old printing technology. For him, this is a profession and a dedication, not just a side project. No digital-only design leaves his studio as a finished product. Along with his computer he uses old letterpress printing presses from the '60s, traditional metal and wood type, new lasercut and pantograph-cut wood blocks, hand-cast Ludlow Typograph hot metal slugs, polymer plates, hand-cut linoleum or chipboard, and many other things. Over the past twelve years, Kühne has been collecting roughly thirty tons of commercially redundant printing equipment.


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This program is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund; the William B. Coleman Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture; and the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series Fund. 
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