Archived entries for Printing

Linotype: The Film

I can’t wait until Linotype: The Film is released to the public sometime this summer. The film, by producer/director Doug Wilson & director of photography Brandon Goodwin, with sound by Jess Heugel, charts the rise and fall and rise again of the Linotype type setting machine. Thomas Edison once describe the Linotype as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

The film seeks to answer three main questions about the Linotype: What place does the Linotype have in the age of new technology, should the machine be shoved into a museum and left to rust, and why should anyone care about typography or the technology of communication? The film is full of beautiful shots of the machine working and talks to tons of quirky Linotype masters as well as a few brave souls trying to keep the technology alive.

Be sure to check our their website for screenings in your area and to learn more about the film and the people behind it.

Linotype: The Film

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film by Danny Cooke

This beautifully shot short film, “Upside Down, Left To Right” was shot and directed by film maker Danny Cooke and delves into the world of a letterpress workshop, run by Paul Collier, at Plymouth University in the UK.

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film by Danny Cooke

Novum Deformable Cover by Paperlux

The cover for Novum’s 11/11 issue, designed by Caroline Rauen & Max Kuehne of PaperLux, shows that with a little ingenuity, a solid printer & die maker and few extra bucks, you can create something really stunning. The cover was printed by Print Arena.

Novum Deformable Cover by Paperlux

Friends With Benefits, A collaborative print project by Erin Wallace

Friends With Benefits is a collaborative printmaking project run by Baltimore based illustrator and printer Erin Wallace. In their first edition, Piles, seven different artists contributed artwork that was then beautifully letterpress printed in two colors by Erin onto 5″x 7″ cards.

The seven artists are, Andrew Neyer, Sam Alden, Jen Mussari, John Chae, Jordan Bernier, Alyssa Nassner and Luke Pearson. Each collection will be printed in a limited edition of 100 sets and sold for $65.00 on the Friends With Benefits website.

Box of Cards, Friends With Benefits

— Via Design Work Life

Hello Greeting Card by Beau Eaton

This Hello Greeting Card by designer Beau Eaton is a beautiful use of a technology not usually used for “print.” The card, which says hello in many different languages, uses laser etching to create its image and is cut from the chip board that Eaton has received as protective packaging from his printers. This is a beautiful use of technology, mixed with some recycling to create a piece that is quite stunning.

Hello Greeting Card by Beau Eaton

— Via FPO

Beautiful Letterpress Calling Cards by Evan Calkins of Hoban Cards

Hoban Cards is a brilliant little printing service for truly affordable and elegantly designed calling cards run by Evan Calkins, a printer, designer & web developer living & working in Olympia, Washington. For only $75 you get 100 personalized cards, in any of the 7 designs, letterpress printed on 110lb 100% cotton paper with a 1902 Chandler & Price press. The entire process is done on the Hoban Cards website, pick your design, enter your information and pay through Paypal.

Check out the short video below by Don Vintage of Calkins and his press!

Beautiful Letterpress Calling Cards by Hoban Cards

Beautiful Letterpress Calling Cards by Hoban Cards

— Via SwissMiss

LetterMpress iPad app on Kickstarter

This has to be one of the coolest and most original iPad apps I’ve seen to date! The LetterMpress app, being developed by John Bonadies, puts the entire letterpress process onto the iPad, allowing you to create “lock-ups” and print your files on a virtual Vandercook press. You can then export these files for use in your designs. This is a really cool project that I hope gets more people interested in this amazing printing technology.

Be sure to support the project on Kickstarter!

LetterMpress iPad app on Kickstarter

LEGO Letterpress by Physical Fiction

LEGO Letterpress by Physical Fiction, Samuel Cox & Justin LaRosa, is a really fun letterpress technique that uses legos instead of photo polymer plates. Its the perfect marriage of pixel art and letterpress!

LEGO Letterpress by Physical Fiction

LEGO Letterpress by Physical Fiction

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LEGO Letterpress by Physical FictionLEGO Letterpress by Physical Fiction

Woodblock Vintage Maps — Best Made Company

These woodblock printed vintage maps by Best Made Company are really awesome! They are currently sold out on there store but another set is on its way. They are all hand printed with giant woodblocks on vintage road maps sourced from flee markets and bazaars.

Woodblock Vintage Maps — Best Made Company

— Via BangBack

Interview with Studio on Fire

Studio On Fire is a hybrid design & letterpress workspace in Minneapolis, Minnesota run by Ben Levitz. They produce some of the most beautiful designs and prints I have ever seen, and serve as an inspiration not only to me, but to hundreds of other designers out there.

Studio On Fire

&#8220This is my printing press. There are many like it, but this one is mine. The press is my best friend, it is my life. I must master it as I master my life. The press without me is useless, without my press I am useless.&#8221

Ben has adapted the military rifle creed written by Major General W. H. Rupertus, USMC, to reflect his relationship with printing, something that he cannot live without.

We should all be as lucky to find what we love and be able to do it everyday.

You can see more of Studio On Fire’s work here, or follow their blog here.


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