I was recently talking to a friend and admiring his beautifully letterpress buisness cards – I know there are a few letterpress shops here in Pittsburgh too.
- Sapling Press (@SaplingPress on Twitter)
- Toast Letterpress
- War Admiral Press (@waradmiralpress on Twitter)
Shannon from War Admiral Press – designed the wedding invitations for our very own blogger Maya! – check out the invitations here – Maya was thrilled with the finished invites and happy to use a local printer too. There is even a Flickr group for Pittsburgh Letterpress – I think it is run by the folks who publish the zine Ker-Bloom which is one of the only letterpress zine’s around – check out Issue 74 which is all about Pittsburgh.
Perfect timing because January 30, 2010 is the Pittsburgh craft collective’s Letterpress Demo afternoon. This is one event that I did not get to attend last year and I am very happy to see the events return. Here is a nice write up of last years Letterpress demo from the blog Something Pretty.
Saturday, January 30, 2010 2-4pm
The Design Center, 5001 Baum Blvd.
Free for Pittsburgh Craft Collective Members, $5 for Non Members
Just in time for Valentine’s day you will get to make your own valentine
RSVP for the Letterpress Demo on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=268788245886