Tænker is Danish for ‘I am thinking’.
The publication stems from a thoughtful, freeform discussion Æsir commissioned between a group of writers and editors,
a design curator and architecture critic. THS was commissioned to bring these words and transcripts to life in their design of the first issue. From it’s initial conception the idea was that the publication should have a constantly evolving format which changes from
one issue to the next.
To launch Tænker 001, Tom Hingston undertook a two week residency at ‘Edition Copenhagen’ one of the oldest lithographic workshops in Europe, to produce a limited edition of the first
100 copies. The printing process is carried out according to traditional techniques dating back to the 18th century. The special stones acquired
for the lithographic prints are more
than 150 million years old.
Each design was created using letterpress elements printed at the letterpress room in the London College
of Communication, these were then scanned and composited digitally.
The final artwork was then output
as film separations which were then individually transferred on to the
surface each stone, ready for printing.
Supported by three highly skilled lithographers Hingston was able to
bring the designs to life, layer by layer. Each print uses specially manufactured hand torn Velin d´Arches paper and richly pigmented colour.
Watch the video to glimpse behind
the scenes at the production of the