Celebrate the Art of Letterpress
As part of the festivities at the Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose, the San Jose Printers’ Guild will be hosting a screening of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film along with the School of Visual Philosophy. Doors open at 6:30; the screening will start at 7:00pm. Please register with Eventbrite for your free tickets below.
About the Film
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 famed 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.