Posted in handmade June 6th, 2011 by pia

Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo.

The other day at a book event I was asked “what is letterpress?”.  I described it the best way I could, but this morning I came across this fab video by talented graphic designer naomie ross visually explaining the process. It’s so lovely.

(found via graphic exchange which I found via the year I discovered sagmeister).

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  1. ronnie says

    ooo I LOVE the little vid

    (almost as much as I loooove my very big Chandler and Price clamshell letterpress….. I know its forward of me to add this – but this is the sweet story and pics of how my C&P came to live in my studio…. http://rhondaayliffe.blogspot.com/2008/07/chandler-price-letterpress.html)

    long live letterpress!

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  2. Nat@ dear little house says

    What a cool video! I’ll have to show it to my design students 🙂 Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. Lisette says

    Great video! Letterpress has such a wonderful ‘feel’ to it, doesn’t it?

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  4. Susan says

    This is so great!

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  5. Ana says

    I loved this video. I’m in love with letterpress.

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  6. Barbara says

    This is really great and so tempting, that I one want a letterpress on my own right away!

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  7. johanna says

    oh I love this!!!
    I had a post just the other day on this.. Check it out here: http://todayyouinspiredme.blogspot.com/2011/06/letterpress.html

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  8. twiggs says

    i loved this video!!! i always loved letterpress, but this might be a huge thing to bring inside our tiny apartment! still… a wonderful way to produce art! take care! twiggs

    June 7th, 2011 | #

  9. Vanessa says

    This is a fantastic letterpress video, great find. I always enjoy what you come up with to share

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  10. Armada Volya says

    Such a great way to show exactly how much actually goes into the process. Love the video.


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  11. shelley knoll-miller says

    I just wanted to say thanks for your exploration of the “giving credit” issue. It’s an issue dear to my heart (and wallet) as I’m a professional cartoonist who keeps a blog (http://blog.shelleyknollmiller.com/). I’ve had numerous incidents with my work being published without consent (or pay) including being confronted with a t-shirt with my cartoon on it!

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  12. Ege Denne says

    Hi, I first read about your boatlife in Elle decoration, and it was beautiful! Really inspiring! I live in a studioflat 210 sq ft, and living in such a small apace, I find it easier to simplify my life. I couldnt find blogs with real studioapt life, so I decided to make my own blog, Ege Denne.

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  13. Kristina says

    That is such a wonderful video.
    My grandfather used to own a letterpress company and I remember a hall full of all those different typefaces in boxes. I guess they are all sold now, what a shame….

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  14. KMS says

    in love!! taking a letterpress class next month. can’t wait. xo.

    June 10th, 2011 | #

  15. theaxx says

    mmmm, yes, that is quite delicious!


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  18. sarah says

    so glad you posted this little video, i loved seeing the letters in the drawers…

    June 11th, 2011 | #

  19. elis Vermeulen says

    brilliant video.. herm.. vimeo, thanks.:)

    June 11th, 2011 | #

  20. lisa daria says

    kerning! – long live typesetting –

    June 13th, 2011 | #

  21. Laura Dines says

    oooh 🙂 that makes me smile – gorgeous

    June 13th, 2011 | #

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  23. Calico Child says

    Oh how lovely! 🙂

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  24. Unikatkarten says

    thanks for this great video … i love letterpress printing and using old materials, too … have a nice evening and hello from germany!

    November 29th, 2011 | #

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