I don’t know why, but last night I thought about letterpress printing. When I was younger there was a video that would come on occasionally – I can’t remember the channel now for the life of me – and it was just mesmerizing. I loved watching the man on screen selecting the typeface for whatever he was printing and watching as he squeezed out dollops of paint on a weathered surface before a metal roller smoothed it out and he was able to apply it to the page he had assembled.
I remember that we had a chance to do letterpress one day in elementary school. And it was just as mesmerizing and soothing in person. That was the day that I decided I was going to write and get my words letterpress printed.
I doubt the letterpress printing will ever happen, and if it does, it may only be a paragraph or two, but I still love watching videos of the process being done.