Lovely Video Shows The Process Of Letterpress Printing

As I am officially on holiday this week – starting 45 minutes ago – I have scheduled a number of entertaining and/or informative mini-posts until I am “back” on Monday, July 18. The first one is a gorgeous instructional video showing the process of printing letterpress with wood type. The video, shot with a Canon 7D, beautifully integrates a simple white skyline sans and delicate wireframe graphics in the footage. It was created by Naomie Ross, a graphic and motion designer based in Staten Island, NY. Check her other work while you’re visiting her website.

Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo.

Music | Mark Mothersbaugh – “Nick & Norah’s Theme”

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  1. The video is a great snapshot and glimpse at the art of print. Today’s designers can produce a lot more, with a lot less quality and effort. Hopefully, they will take time to reflect on the importance of Type, Ink and Experience.
    Thanks for the opportunity to reflect and remember the sounds and smells of a print shop.

    Posted by JOSEPH STASZAK on Jul. 9, 2011
  2. Hi,

    I like the Video…

    Posted by Raj Godiyal on Jul. 20, 2011
  3. I loved this video! Where we’ve been explains where we are just a little bit better. Nice! Twitter: valChampagne

    Posted by Val Champagne on Jul. 21, 2011
  4. It was definitely its own art form… I used to work in the sign department of a store in New York. I’d combine letterpress type with hand-drawn art. This brings back many memories – I can almost smell the ink!

    Posted by Cheryl Cuellar on Jul. 26, 2011
  5. A beautiful snapshot of what has become, in some cases a forgotten art. Great execution of a well considered creative idea. Martin – Brand Strategist @_de22

    Posted by Martin Griffiths on Aug. 17, 2011
  6. For an instructional video, you shouldn’t teach that really bad habit of stabbing the ink with your knife.

    Posted by Mark M on Oct. 31, 2012

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