The new Feltron annual report is out for pre-order. the 2010 report is 16 pages at 10×8 inches with sewn stitched binding. Printed with 4 spot colors and gold foil and hand-numbered (limited to 3000 copies) & signed. They went fast last year. Pre-order one here.
After seeing the Levi’s letterpress Print Workshop unfold in San Francisco online, I decided to check out the new Photo Workshop at 18 Wooster Street in New York. While there are no printing presses to be found, I definitely suggest a visit if you are in or around NYC. They were still setting up, but managed to snap a few pics. See more here.
Pop Pop, a great pixel inspired letterpress print made with legos on a Vandercook. The design and printing was done by Physical Fiction which is made up of Justin LaRosa and Samuel Cox. See more of their prints and purchase one from them here.
The self-promotional designs featuring senior citizens of a beach community, were done in collaboration with Parliament of Owls to launch their new letterpress imprintable die-cut coaster line titled The Coasters. The coasters were letterpress printed in Pantone 325 Green-Blue and Pantone 142 Orange on 60 point Pulp Board stock. See the rest on the Cranky Pressman’s blog.
This evening, I was able to attend an inspirational talk titled Wood Type in the Digital Age by Nick Sherman at the Type Directors Club in New York City where he shared his obsessions with typography and wood type along with some adventures it has taken him on. He later discussed the history, creation, classification and preservation of wood type and its place in the digital space. Nick will be speaking about Wood Type in the Digital Age again at the 2nd annual Wayzgoose, held at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum on Saturday, November 5th.
Becoming obsessed with wood type from the 1969 book, American Wood Type: 1828–1900 by Rob Roy Kelly, Nick Sherman created his own wood type inspired typeface for a school project titled the Intercut Wood Type Project. Having a deep interest not only in wood type, but also the classification of type, Nick began his career working for myfonts.com where he designed, organized and curated their collection. He is currently on the advisory board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, working on the revitalization of the The Dale Guild Type Foundry and working at the Font Bureau as a Graphic Designer. He also runs a highly recommend blog, Woodtyper. If you have any interest in wood type, it is worth catching Nick speak at the Wayzgoose 2010.
New letterpress video on the story of Patrick Barrett of Lucky Duck Press in Brooklyn, New York and his antique foot-powered letterpress passed down from the family business, The Sterling Press. Video by ETSY.
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