Letterpress may be the oldest form of printing but it remains one of the hottest trends in stationery. A favourite method of printing for many designers, letterpress designs still have the ability to turn heads. With this in mind, we've picked five online resources that will really help you get to grips with it.
Letterpress Commons is a fantastic letterpress resource that provides an all-round insight into the techniques, inspirations and tutorials on the design discipline. All content is free and created by the letterpress community - that means you! So it's a great site for chatting with other creatives and getting involved with all things letterpress.
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David Wolkse began letterpress printing in 2002 while attending the graduate program in graphic design at Indiana University, Bloomington. He was immediately smitten and it wasn’t long before he began collecting printing equipment and wood type. He started this blog to document his continually expanding collection.
04. Pressing Letters
Pressing letters is a brilliant blog, dedicated to promoting creativity in the letterpress community. The site is clean, well organised and very easy to navigate, organised into categories of different stationary and other topics. Designers can submit letterpress work, references links or anything else beneficial to others.
An obvious choice, we know, but Pinterest really is a great source of inspiration for awesome letterpress designs. There's literally hundreds of examples for you to feast your eyes on, with many linking to the original source where you can find out more about the design and artist behind it.
We Love Letterpress is a brilliant site for printers and lovers of the print form alike. The site presents the work of print studios from all over the world, as well as letterpress events, books, projects and much more. There's also a selection of interview with different letterpress printers and artists, which is a nice touch.
07. Deeply Impressed
Deeply Impressed showcases gorgeous letterpress designs from the UK's finest companies. The site currently features a beautiful selection of projects to inspire you, all of which are accompanied with information about the designer behind them. Although a relatively new website, Deeply Impressed is already a fantastic resource and source of inspiration for creatives and printers alike.
08. Briar Press
If you are passionate about letterpress printing then you probably already know about Briar Press, a site for letterpress printers and enthusiasts. It's not the easiest site to navigate but there are six main sections to choose from, which provide both historical and practical information on the art of letterpress printing.
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