After a slowish period last Autumn our old floor boards are creaking again under a frenzy of letterpress activity. We appreciate all the business and hope everybody has a great 2011.
The holiday season was particularly busy with last minute projects (remember folks, Christmas in our business is supposed to come in October). Complaining aside, along with all the job work, we also had a few interesting media opportunities come up the freight elevator. We are happy to report that it appears the letterpress revival may last at least another year.
One of the events coming up is the letterpress edition in the always inspiring Uppercase Magazine - Issue #8. Our friend Charlotte Rivers, author of the recently published The Little Book of Letterpress will be a guest writer. Plus, 50 print establishments have submitted work so an actual letterpress piece will be loose inserted in every issue. Sounds like that alone is worth the cover price.
Cranky Pressman produced a 6.5”x10” trade card piece for inclusion. We took the opportunity to make a blatant case for our long time involvement in the letterpress industry and wanted to showcase the excess amount of vintage printing apparatus in our printing office.
Thanks to Daniel Blackman for designing the card. It is two colors on the front and he boldly went where we ask others to go with caution- use of large areas of ink coverage and loads of reversed type. Plus he wasn’t just satisfied with one flood of color but overlapped the two to achieve the cool looking leathery brown effect. He pulled it off in spectacular fashion.