Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Letterpress Video: Firefly Press

The narration that accompanies this video is a little haughty (imho). As the wife of a modern letterpress printer, I get a little put-out by the claims that letterpress must be individually set lead characters to be legitimate. I admire those who can continue to earn a living adhering to their principles. Watching the machines and seeing the close-up details of the actual printed pieces in this video is riveting though.

More information about Firefly Press is available from Elsa Dorfman, a photographer who captured portraits of the printers several years ago.

1 comment:

kirsten said...

i so was going to post this a couple of weeks ago and forgot. we totally think alike hence why we are such good friends. you rock.