Unique, distinctive beauty drives revival of interest in letterpress printing The revival of interest in letterpress printing, after the market for letterpress work nearly vanished a few decades ago, can be attributed primarily to couples recognizing the beauty and distinction letterpress printing adds to wedding invitations. This has been well and good for the old black […]
I thought some of you might be interested in seeing a video of one of my Kluge presses — the workhorse of my press room — in action. These American-made presses are marvels to watch in action; a genuine symphony of gears and cams and arms and rollers, all choreographed to the pumping and blowing vacuum pump. […]
I have long been fascinated by Joseph Labadie and his publishing saga. As a tribute to the man and to his work, I compiled a collection of stories and poems from his many little books and published them as a book I titled Jo Labadie And His Little Books. In keeping with the tradition established […]
A couple days back I began telling a little about how the booklet Is Today A Good Day To Die. came to be written and published. I will get back to that little book in a few days. As I was thinking about that publication, another that I published several years back came to mind, […]
Mortality began to loom before me While I won’t go into the contents of my pamphlet Is Today A Good Day To Die–at least not today–I can explain how it came to be. I was working in the maintenance department at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Being around all those […]
Fermin Rocker looks at life with Rudolf and Milly Rocker Years back I had the opportunity to meet Rudolf Rocker’s son Fermin while I was visiting Valerio Isca at his apartment in New York City. During our visit, I learned that Fermin had written a manuscript about life with his parents in England in the […]
This evening I have been enjoying Domtar’s paper videos. Keep finding new ones. Here’s another. Hope you like it. Once you have enjoyed the video, take a look at the paper broadside I created just for people who love paper as much as I do. Until later . . .
Oh, what the heck. These are funny, but with a message. Paper dead? Ya, wrong! If you enjoy the videos, check out the paper broadside that honors the role paper has played throughout human history. http://www.letterpressbookpublishing.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=156&action=edit Until later . . . https://youtu.be/IdLCRIXjLUs?list=PLEB7859C0CB15E023
A little bit ago I noted a rather humorous video about paper. Here’s another worth watching. Then when finished, you might want to check out this link to a beautiful broadside about paper. Until later . . .
As I get ready to launch my new web site, I have been thinking about the book printing I do and wonder why people would want letterpress-printed books when they can have e-books. I’m told e-books are easy to download (I can’t vouch for that as I have never published nor read one), many of them can […]