Monday, June 18, 2007

The Letterpress

The Letterpress
Originally uploaded by notionnanny
Letterpress publishing has recently undergone a revival in the USA, Canada and the UK, under the general banner of the 'Small Press Movement'. Discarded by commercial print shops, affordable letterpress printing presses (in particular, Vandercook cylinder proof presses and Chandler & Price platen presses) became available to artisans throughout the country. The movement has been helped by the emergence of a number of organizations that teach letterpress such as New York's Center for Book Arts and Studio on the Square, the San Francisco Center for the Book, Bookworks, Black Rock Press and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

This is Macy's Vandercook letterpress. Apparently they stopped making these in the 1950s.


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