... incredibly honored to be asked by the editor of communication arts to contribute to their design trends column in this year's design annual. and in good company too – with hatch show print and studio on fire alongside.
the question is, "why does interest in letterpress printing continue to grow in the digital age?" coming from a pure designer's standpoint, my answer of course has to do with the ability to see designs come to live in just a few days' time. we are making 'new' history with each impression; updating the look with modern typography and graphics, even sans ink at times (did you know my favorite is this?). that tactile quality is timeless... you can't help but to touch.
so i ask, why does letterpress interest you? as a stationery lover, art collector, or design enthusiast?
DESIGN LAYOUT BY PEGGY WONG / COMMUNICATION ARTS COVER AND STORY, SCANS