Letterpress printing is an art and an industry of communication with its own stories to tell. From its deep history to the varying processes used today, from shop talk to how it's made- this podcast collects and presents these stories to connect and contribute to the letterpress community.
Scott Moore of Moore Wood Type
Scott Moore, of Moore Wood Type, resurrected the production of wood type. He tells his story and describes the process from selecting the wood to cutting the type, including fabricating his own machines, discovering old methods, and developing new ones.
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Curator at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Amelia Hugill-Fontinell is a curator at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, a renowned library that collects on design, typography, and the book arts. We talk about the Cary Collection including her work with “the forgotten grandmother of all presses” typographic history, and the importance of printing history collections.
Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press
Kyle Durrie heads up a team of badass lady printers at Power and Light Press- a ship-shape print shop built to handle all of life’s messy emotions. She started the business in 2009, and it’s grown into a busy, bustling, fully equipped letterpress shop.
Kyle and I talk about how and why she makes what she makes, her shifting roles and challenges as the business has grown, and how her need to engage in the tactile aspects of her industry has sparked a new era for her side project- the type truck.
Jim Horton, Wood Engraver
Wood engraving is a relief image making process that was developed in the mid 1800’s to accompany the printed word.
Jim Horton fell in love with wood engraving before he even knew how it was crafted. He tells the story of his discovery, and where it has lead him. We talk about the Wood Engraver’s Network and teaching the craft, about the value of the process and shifts culture, and about his newest project.
Laura Baisden of Camp Nevernice Part 2
This is the second half of a conversation with Laura Baisden of Camp Nevernice, a letterpress studio in East Nashville. She prints custom posters and illustrations using type and linocut imagery.
We talk shop about equipment, troubleshooting issues, her image making and work process, and some shifts in her business. We begin the conversation talking about her Vandercook 4, her main press.
To see Laura's work, go to @campnevernice on Instagram, or www.campnevernice.com
Laura Baisden of Camp Nevernice Part. 1
Laura Baisden is the artist and printer behind Camp Nevernice, a letterpress studio in East Nashville. She prints custom posters and illustrations using type and linocut imagery.
In this first half of the interview, Laura talks about how she found letterpress, her 5 years at Hatch Show Print, and the inception of Camp Nevernice.