Sunday, November 13, 2011

Impress Me

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Who hearts lettepress?  On Saturday my friend Suzanne and I took an introductory class at Studio on the Square with Mindy Belloff of Intima Press.
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What is it about letterpress?  
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One classmate said it was "delicious", another that in a world of flat screens and flat pages, it's nice to be able to feel something tactile and real.  
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OK, that second person was me, but still...
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in just a few hours Mindy taught us about the history of the art and the incredible amount of detail and attention involved in setting type.  
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I always love seeing the tools behind the craftsmanship.
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It was a little scary working the huge press, but Suzanne did a great job!  
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We definitely want to go back to get more practice and learn more.
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But we were very happy with our first efforts!
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You can go to Mindy's blog to see how how she recreated the Declaration of Independence -- all set by hand!

8 comments:

Vivian Jang said...

wow! i would have loved to take that class. i love letterpress. i think classic and i'm in love with typography.

Craftiness NOW said...

hey viv, cool, we're gonna go back, come with us!!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

Wow, your Craftiness Now stationery looks beautiful! How fun!!

Rachel W K said...

that is very cool to see a huge work room like that! Letterpress is so elegant, but I don't think I could ever figure it out... thanks for sharing your photos!

San Jose Love said...

awesome! I've always wondered how letterpress was done

la domestique said...

The holidays always get me in a creative mood and your post is an inspiration to get out and take a class just for fun. Very cool.

Ann said...

I'd love to take a class like that too! Your cards turned out great and I so agree about how this all-flat-world lately needs more letterpress.

Mindy said...

Hi Jenn, thanks for posting info for your readers! Please let them know that I teach mostly beginners at my Studio on Union Square - just check out www.StudioOnTheSQ.com, come on in & roll up your sleeves! Best, Mindy

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