This short film “Upside Down, Left to Right: A Letterpress Film” by Danny Cooke captures the methodical and soothing-to-see art of letterpress. The film features Paul Collier, the expert behind the movable-type printing workshop at Plymouth University, UK. “Digital age does remove us from the tactile age, the more hands-on,” Collier says in the film. “And I think there is a longing in our soul to get back to that.”
More Letterpress Resources
- “Little Book of Letterpress” is a treasure trove of remarkable work from some of the hottest and coolest letterpress studios working today.
- Freaks of Fancy, or Everything You Wanted to Know About Wild, 19th-Century Printing Techniques is a DesignCast that’ll school you on the history of this printing art.
- “Print & Finish” is a go-to resource on a number of printing techniques, including letterpress, lithography, embossing, etc.