Letterpress booklet 8 × 8 inches, 8 pages (including front & back cover); Spring 2004

front and back cover

My passion for letterpress printing was the inspiration for this informational booklet. The three spreads each cover a different aspect on the topic of letterpress printing:

spread 1: Historical

The first spread talks about letterpress printing's historical roots as well as some technical information of exactly how everything works.

The composing stick and press operation photos on this spread were taken by me in MassArt's letterpress lab.

spread 2: Significance

The second spread reflects on how letterpress printing has affected many aspects of human life, from letter design to the dissemination of information.

spread 3: Function

The final spread deals with letterpress printing's place in the world today – as more of a fine craft than a means of reproduction.