Sunday, January 11, 2009

Trends: Letterpress

letterpress card by Paper Stories
Within the last few years there has been a huge explosion in the popularity of all things letterpress. (Please see this previous post if you need a bit of info about what letterpress is.) I think there are several reasons for this. Letterpress is a very tactile art form which begs to be touched. You simply can't keep your hands off of it.

letterpress card by Paper Stories

Modern letterpress also appeals to people because it is a contemporary take on a centuries-old method of printing. In a day where the computer (and more specifically, email) rules, there is still the need to embrace the more traditional and old-fashioned methods of communication, where sending a letter in the mail has become a luxury.

letterpress card by Ephemera Press

With modern letterpress, there are a variety of styles available from elegant and traditional to bold and sassy. While the means of production may be antiquated, the approach to design is not.

letterpress card by Shimmer Studios

Kelly @ Paper Stories

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