“Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” New York Premiere

“Pressing On: The Letterpress Film”
New York Premiere
with co-director Andrew Quinn

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6 p.m.

Free and open to the public

The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the fame Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?

Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

Please RSVP to Mark Samuels Lasner, Chair, Committee on Modern Fine Printing, at [email protected].

Co-sponsored by the Center for Book Arts, the Fine Press Book Association, the New York chapter of the American Printing History Association, and the Typophiles