Blog Posts tagged "printing"

During the twentieth century, Los Angeles produced a number of fine printers, Saul Marks and Ward Ritchie being familiar names. Perhaps not as well-known was Richard John Hoffman (1912-1989), a native of the city, with a massive output of printed work. Hoffman himself estimated his production at 15 to 20 items of printed material per week over a career spanning 66 years - that comes close to 50,00... [more]

Last Friday PBS NewsHour did a feature on a fine press printing of Walt Whitman's seminal poetry collection Leaves of Grass. The limited edition is being published by Arion Press and produced in the same way the first edition was produced on 1855-- on a movable-type printing press. [more]

Baseball Fever

By Susan Benne

It's been an exciting few days for baseball fans here in NYC with the various All-Star events, which culminate in the big game tonight. (Did you see Céspedes in the Home Run Derby last night?!) It's the ninth time that NY has hosted an All-Star game, the last time was in 2008 at the old Yankee Stadium, but only the second time that the Mets have been hosts. The last time the Mets hosted was in 19... [more]

Letterpress Process

By Susan Benne

Below is a beautifully produced video that takes you through the basic steps of letterpress printing. Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo. [more]

"Birth of a Book"

By Susan Benne

A neat video that shows how a book is printed using traditional methods. Birth of a Book from Glen Milner on Vimeo. [more]

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