Monday, October 11, 2010
Ever since I first saw the opening sequence of the movie Helvetica I've wanted to get my hands on a letterpress machine. Last thursday I finally got the chance. To say it's an exercise in patience is somewhat of an understatement and it isn't exactly easy either. Everything is set backwards (the above image was flipped so it could be easily read) making it difficult to catch your mistakes until after they are printed. After learning how to set type on a computer, it seems amazing that people used to do everything this way.
Posted by erik k at 2:42 PM