Oh So Pretty

Published November 19, 2009 by Molly

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We’re suckers for letterpress. There’s something about the old-tymey (15th century!) process that lends a sense of craftsmanship to what otherwise would be produced on shimmering machines in sterile conditions. You can feel the handwork involved, even in something as simple as a notebook or thank-you card.

Brooklyn-based outfit Letters Lubell prints their cards on an antique press, and the teeny imperfections that result lend to the charm of the paper goods. We especially like this card, which exists at the unexpected four-way intersection of Tetris, Navajo textiles, Space Invaders and Rorschach blots.

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2 comments so far

  1. chris says:

    If you’re into letterpress you should check out this short documentary about a young print shop in Florida that is also using an antique press:


  2. Vickie Carr says:

    Check out my friend Peter Fraterdeus and his exquisite letterpress: http://www.exquisiteletterpress.com/