what is letterpress some may ask? September 20 2011

"Letterpress printing is relief printing of text and image using a press with a "type-high bed" printing press and movable type, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image. It was the normal form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century and remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterpress_printing

a taste of how things were crafted for tomorrow night's show...






such a beautiful, ancient process. ..