Feltron: 2010 Annual Report

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.


Best Made Company: Map Printing Video

Best Made Co. just announced a release of new maps along with the short film above that documenting the printing process. Filmed by the Minnesota Outpost.


Levi’s Photo Workshop

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.


Luke Bott: Submarine Letterpress Print

Nice illustration and letterpress print by Luke Bott. Check out more of Luke’s great illustrations on his site. Printed by Running Dove Press.


Physical Fiction: Lego Letterpress

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.

via Design Work Life


Cranky Pressman: The Coasters

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.


Genghis Kern: Letterpress & Design Shop Video

Jason Wedekind, at Genghis Kern in Denver, has just released a video of his shop that was shot by Jeffery Garland and edited by Jesse R. Borrell. Great mix of video and stop motion capturing Jason’s studio space.


Nick Sherman: Wood Type in the Digital Age

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.


Lucky Duck Press: A Letterpress Legacy Video

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.


The Feedback Loop Project

Mohawk Fine Papers and Design Ignites Change teamed up recently to create The Feedback Loop that included 25 letterpress printers each creating 50 limited edition notebooks. They are being sold on a special storefront on the Felt & Wire Shop. 100% of the proceeds benefit kids through School: by Design. Purchase the notebooks individually for $15 or as a set for $300 from Felt & Wire Shop .


Pressing Letters

Pressing Letters is an effort to catalog and promote creativity in our expanding letterpress community. Studios and individuals are invited to submit letterpress work, references, links or anything else that would be beneficial to others.