Russell Maret is a self-described alphabetical fetishist. Last week he spoke at the Book History Colloquium at Columbia University, and he made it abundantly, winningly clear why he can claim this title. As a type designer and letterpress printer with twenty years’ experience, Maret explained that he’s always been motivated by his love of the
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Have you read The Handy Book of Artistic Printing yet? I don’t like to be pushy, but if you love letterpress design and history, then this book really is for you. Its full (and wonderfully evocative) title is The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills,
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You might think that this tote bag is an homage to the letterpress printer, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But in truth it better expresses my love for Briar Press, an online community of letterpress printers and admirers of the art.
I found these four men, quietly concentrating on their labors, in Briar Press’s collection
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