“AS WE ARE INCREASING, NATURE IS DECREASING”
Promat, the leader company of the printing sector has carried out a project recommending different perspectives and new awareness about our relationship with ecosystem to point out the damage done by the humans to the nature and ecology. In the project brought into action with the cooperation of Papier Atelier, Promat points out the extent of damages done by humans to the nature ecosystem with 200 objects designed with paper materials.
Promat, leader company of the printing sector gets attention with the social responsibility projects they are pioneering as well as its service to many companies. 200 objects were designed with paper materials with the cooperation of Papier Atelier under the project whose main themes are paper, nature and recycling by Promat. The objects were designed from the materials that exists completely in the nature were sent to the business partners with the target of creating awareness about protecting the ecosystem and that humans can continue their existence in harmony with it.
Tolga Urkmezgil, Chairman of Board of Promat, underlined the fact that they acted with the awareness about where the paper comes from in his statement about the project and said “We are getting more crowded, but we are becoming lonelier, we are increasing but we are decreasing, we are sensitive but we are careless, as we increase, the nature is decreasing. We are showing our sensitivity with all the manufacturing and post-manufacturing processes such as the way of manufacturing the paper we use, the characteristics of the paint we use and recycling. It is very valuable to us that we leave sufficient life space for the nature and the animals and that we take the responsibility of the future generations. We only wanted to create awareness in the sector and to form a common feeling with our business partners with these attempts.”
Promat, acting with the knowledge of the journey of paper, begins in the nature, emphasizes the art and nature each year in their traditional calendars. By means of the art calendars in which the current status of the nature is shown by the works of artists such as Haluk Çobanoğlu, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Eren Eyüboğlu, Burhan Uygur, İsmail Acar, Jale Yılmabaşar, Erol Akyavaş, Burhan Doğançay, Nejat Devrim, Ara Güler ve Selçuk Demirel, the relationship made by humans with the nature is examined by the means of art and it paves the way of developing new solution oriented perspectives. In addition, PROMAT established Promat Printing Museum with the cooperation of Rahmi Koc Museum so that the new generations can understand how the sector advances with the developing technologies. Promat Printing Museum hosts the visitors in a special part of the Rahmi Koc Museum.
Promat Printing realized “Letterpress Printing Workshop”, the Project that will organize the first printing museum of our country in September 2011. Letterpress Printing Workshop is accepting visitors in a special section allocated in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum. Assembling a pre-offset, typical letterpress print shop in museum, Promat revived “a living museum” that represents the printing sector in 1950’s and 1960’s. Former printing masters are going through the processes like typesetting with metal lead letters, printing, cutting and binding; letting visitors to be practically involved in the process. The workshop also has various written documents on printing history as well as the objects that taken their place in history as the valuable antiques of our printing world, objects such as hand treadles, case racks, printing blocks, brilliant, printing inks, Aybakars, trimmings, calipers, initial, pillage, perforation and numbering machines.
Letterpress Printing Workshop creates an opportunity to give the new generations a better understanding the point that is reached by our technologically developed printing sector. In the workshop, there is a screening of a documentary which is specially made for this Project, a movie called “The Historical Journey of Writing, Paper and Printing”, and the book with the same name is on the sale with its profit to be donated to the museum.