I’m Letterpressed

Given my passion for type and design and printing, why did I wait 44 years before touching a printing press for the first time? Who knows. But, man oh man, did I have a good time once I did.

If you’re within reach of Brooklyn and have an interest in letterpress printing, I highly recommend you consider a workshop at The Arm. It’s a great space, and Dan, who owns the space and runs the workshop, is am excellent teacher, hitting a sweet spot of instruction and standing back.

I’ve posted some photos of the workshop and some of the printed results; here’s my favourite:



Ritchie Simpson's picture
Ritchie Simpson on April 13, 2010 - 13:00 Permalink

So how many Ems in a Pica?

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on April 13, 2010 - 13:25 Permalink

Depends on what size em you’re talking about.

oliver's picture
oliver on April 14, 2010 - 14:29 Permalink

What typeface?

oliver's picture
oliver on April 15, 2010 - 04:52 Permalink

I’m not sure I could distinguish it from Helvetica just from the look of it, but I will keep an eye out for the name.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on April 15, 2010 - 13:56 Permalink

Don’t be talking like that around your father-in-law!

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on April 18, 2010 - 18:47 Permalink

I expect letterpressed invitations to Gong Bao next week.