Interrobang Letterpress posted some lovely and illuminating photos of their letterpress printing process to the MAKE Flickr pool. I was trained as a printing and ran a shop for years (in the late ’70s). Trained in offset lithography, and ever-the-futurist, I turned my nose up at quaint tech like letterpress. Oh how times and aesthetics change. Now I’m utterly charmed by letterpress and would kill for one of the presses, the type drawers, and all the trappings of this dying art.

Interrobang Letterpress site


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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