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Short Letterpress Documentary

10.2.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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For those who have never experienced the beauty of traditional graphic design methods, or those who just want to be re-inspired, this video is worth checking out. There is an elegance to the mechanical and the physical qualities of letterpress. The sad thing is that these techniques are being forgotten.

3 Responses to “Short Letterpress Documentary”

  1. Warren Says:

    Go letterpress! Once you touch the type, you wont put it down! It’s sad to see such wonderful technologies become obsolete and forgotten, but I am proud to live in the NorthWest where letterpress and printmaking is appreciated by so many. Keep it real people, keep letterpress alive!

  2. Lynn Kenneth Pecknold Says:

    As a Printmaker, I drool at this wonderful video. Thanks for helping us remember and reflect and not get “out of sorts” As a father whose daughter is about to teach a course in Typography, I forward this to her. I know she will love it and share it. Thanks! What else in the artist’s world are we forgetting?

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