DeGeekify Yourself with Letterpress

August 31, 2004 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

Every once in a while it's good to step AWAY from the computer ma'am and remind yourself of the beauty of type and tradition.

One example that made me want to unplug my computer for good and start scouting flea markets for old printing equipment is this movie:
http://elsa.photo.net/video/firefly-small.mov

It's a visit to Firefly, a letterpress shop in Somerville, Massachusetts. The producer/narrator is Chuck Kraemer (WGBH Boston contributor). It's one of his "Chuck Kraemer at Large" segments.

After the movie ends, before you shut down the computer and have a midlife crisis, you may want to check out Elsa's home page (the http://elsa.photo.net part of the URL). Elsa Dorfman is a renowned portrait photographer whose site is huge and full of interesting surprises. I like the navigation too — she's laid it out like a Boston subway map.

  

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