Letterpress Printing

Spring 2020

Letterpress Community Interviews

Throughout history, letterpress printing was taught master to apprentice, person to person. Some of the technical information is recorded in books, but the letterpress process lives through the people using it. Only so much technical knowledge can be learned from books; the process really must be learned through doing. This project focused on preserving and documenting the anecdotal history of the letterpress community—an extension contributing to the survival of letterpress and the remarkable printers who preserve the history and knowledge of the craft. The interviews are a part of the collective historical memory of print culture. 

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