Category: Letterpress

Los Ultimos – Endless Letterpress

Nicolas Rodriguez Fuchs wrote us from Argentina, introducing one inspiring project, a documentary about the present of woodtype presses in Argentina. You can help this project come to completion at:losultimosdoc.com.ar Buenos Aires deepest suburbs, July 2013. Three old print shops disputes the printing of cumbia…

The Beauty of Letterpress

The Beauty of Letterpress is a website that celebrates letterpress printing and its creators with the first virtual, community-based gallery of modern letterpress samples and resources. The Gallery is curated by a different letterpress aficionado each month. The Beauty of Letterpress Gallery presents letterpress work…

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Typecaster for life

A recent Thursday at 10:23 a.m.: In the basement of Arion Press, where they still print books the old-fashioned way, Lewis Mitchell slid open a box of parts used to change the font size on the Monotype casting machines he has maintained for 62 years. “I…

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Letterpress & Offset Beauty

A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier. plymouth.ac.uk Subtitles available here: goo.gl/iuaKY A film by Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk Soundtrack by Tony Higgins tonyhiggins.org (Available to download here: goo.gl/exGL1) Production of Raven’s Wing, the…

Letterpress Matters

For you in London, don’t miss the Letterpress Matters exhibition and workshops, 3-7 July 2007 at Camberwell College of Arts: It is no coincidence that type was traditionally referred to as matter. In a time when the last generation of professionally-trained compositors are retiring, Letterpress…