by Charlotte Rivers

Reinventing Letterpress

Over the last few years letterpress printing has had a major comeback. More and more card and invitation companies are springing up offering the traditional method of making plates and running them through a press. There is definitely something special about the tactile quality of letterpress- being able to you run your fingers over a card and feel that indent. This new book pays tribute to all of these new companies who have revived the traditional methods and created beautiful paper products from greeting cards to posters to book covers. The book shows samples from each company and tells exactly how the piece was created- polymer plate or typeset, what kind of press etc. All of my favorite companies are featured like Linda & Harriet, Hammerpress, Good on Paper, Pancake & Franks and of course Hello! Lucky who I have a line of letterpress cards with. Pick up a copy of this book here or pre-order the American version here

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