Synopses & Reviews
At last--a contemporary how-to reference on letterpress, a traditional craft that's experiencing a huge resurgence! Not only does Letterpress Now explain how to use a variety of presses, it also covers an amazing range of techniques, all with step-by-step photos: setting metal and wood type, lino/relief block prints, photopolymer plates, die-cuts, and more. About twenty eye-catching projects, from cards and calendars to masks, posters, and business cards--plus features on some of the best letterpress artists and community print shops--make this guide indispensable.
Praise for Letterpress Now: “I wish that I had such helpful, practical guidance back when I got started. Letterpress Now is a terrific companion to help you get ink onto paper (and have fun in the process).” --Harold Kyle, Co-owner of Boxcar Press and Co-founder of Letterpress Commons “A much-needed instructional tool for enthusiasts of letterpress. And in the 21st century! Who woulda thought....” --Jim Sherraden, Manager, Hatch Show Print
At last--a contemporary how-to reference on letterpress, a traditional craft that's experiencing a huge resurgence! This information-packed book offers details on how to use a variety of presses and all the tools of the trade, including about 20 modern projects and features on top letterpress artists.
About the Author
Jessica White is the owner of Heroes & Criminals Press, a print shop and bindery with a focus in fine press and book arts, letterpress printing, and bookbinding. She is the co-founder of the Ladies of Letterpress, a vibrant online community of approximately 1,500 members worldwide. Jessica and the Ladies of Letterpress group have received press coverage in the Wall Street Journal and on CNN.com. Jessica teaches letterpress classes at Asheville BookWorks and Warren Wilson College, and holds an MA and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She lives in Asheville, NC.