1. Dogs & Stars Letterpress Studio Remodel

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    from Brian Wood / Added

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    Letterpress printing is in my blood. I have been into letterpress since before I knew what the process actually was. Since my humble beginnings as a graphic designer at the tender age of 21 I can recall always being attracted to the naturally distressed look of letterpress printed posters. The bold and ornate styles of type spoke directly to me. This is what they said: "You will print shit like this one day." And so I did. And I do. In addition to the old school style of printing I also enjoy the modern take on letterpress with deep impression and a tangibility impossible to achieve outside this medium. I have had the pleasure of designing and printing wedding invitations in addition to greeting cards, posters, stationary, baby shower invites, among other projects. Basically I love any aspect of letterpress printing and if something can be letterpress printed I will do it. However, I need your help to get me printing 365 days a year. You see, my letterpress studio is not necessarily a "studio." It's presses, paper, type, letterpress supplies, ink scattered about in an unfurnished garage. It's awesome I have the space, but it's like having ice cream without a cone and no cup is available, either. Sure you can have someone scoop the delicious salted caramel gellato right into the palm of your hand, but it's far from optimal. So in a manner of speaking I am hoping you can get my ice cream a chocolate dipped waffle cone. So what am I asking for exactly here? The purpose of this Kickstarter is to raise enough funds to insulate, drywall and add a simple heating and air conditioning system to the garage to help keep the temperatures to a temperature that is optimal for letterpress printing, which is in the high 60s. At the moment I am at the mercy of Mother Nature. And while I am very much located in Colorado and enjoy 300 days of sunshine the temperature hardly ever sits at the high 60s so I can happily tackle any projects without technical difficulties. There are times when I have been working on a project and it's -11 below. In the particular photo I wanted to die instead of print. But, like I said it's something I can't help but do. But, I took a selfie just to capture this moment and mark it down as a day I decided change needs to happen. In this photo you can see the top of the press and also the bare bones walls. My goal is to turn this into a legitimate business and place myself more in the background at Tee & Cakes, where I run the daily front of the house operations at a downtown Boulder bakery I own with my lovely wife. Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter project and even bigger thank you if you pledged! Special thank you to Patrick Kelley for directing, shooting and editing the video. And to Kevin Kerndt for sound and video editing and consulting. Work samples can be seen at www.dogsandstars.com

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    • Pressing On:Teaser 3 - Goosebumps

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      from Bayonet Media / Added

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      Why hasn't letterpress died? A documentary about the survival of letterpress printing featuring remarkable printers who are preserving the history and making the craft thrive. www.letterpressfilm.com A Project by Bayonet Media www.bayonetmedia.com

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      • Pressing On:Teaser 2 - Dickin' Around

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        A documentary about the survival of letterpress printing featuring remarkable printers who are preserving the history and making the craft thrive. www.letterpressfilm.com

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        • Pressing On:Teaser 1 - Good Question

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          from Bayonet Media / Added

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          A documentary about the survival of letterpress printing featuring remarkable printers who are preserving the history and making the craft thrive. www.lettpressfilm.com

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          • Bernice Schwahert, retired Hamilton Type Trimmer

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            from Bill Moran / Added

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            The city of Two Rivers, Wisconsin and the Hamilton Wood Type Community are saddened by the passing of Bernice Schwahert, Hamilton Manufacturing's first woman type trimmer. She worked at Hamilton from 1962 until 1983. She'll be missed.

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            • Experimental Typography Workshop

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              from KJG that's me / Added

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              A time lapse film of the Experimental Typography workshop at Leeds Print Festival 2015. The Print Project ran a series of workshops exploring letterpress printing techniques in a temporary studio set up in Colours May Vary in Munro House, Leeds.

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              • baby ink twice - hello i love you

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                from Dafi Kühne / Added

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                letterpress poster printed with pantograph cut wood type. this used to be soooooo fresh back in 1983. printed in 1983 in soviet union.

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                • FIKIR ATOLYESI RULO TIPO

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                  from handante / Added

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                  • Hamilton Ink Spot

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                    from Monica E. Larson / Added

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                    The Hamilton Ink Spot is a cooperative printing studio and poster gallery located in downtown Saint Paul. It's sponsored by the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.

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                    • Inking up the press

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                      from Baltimore Print Studios / Added

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                      This is how we printed the split fountain, or rainbow roll as it's also called, for the background image of our letterpress print Time for Bed. We printed this on our Vandercook SP25, the largest press in our shop! The wood block pieces are actually the backs of wood type (just flipped over!) and the print shows the lovely end-grain pattern of the wood.

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