Pressing On: The Letterpress Film examines the medium of letterpress printing in the digital age
Norwich University of the Arts is pleased to present the UK debut of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, a documentary about the 500-year-old craft of letterpress, a form of printing using movable type and printing presses. Once essential to communication, the process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived?
Pressing On has been reviewed as beautifully capturing the art and technology of letterpress printing and preserving important voices in this craft for generations to come. This preservation is enhanced by the exquisite camerawork, lighting and music. Notable figures have lauded the film in the letterpress and design fields, such as Steven Heller, former art director at the New York Times, who stated, “‘Pressing On’ is an essential document not just about a revolutionary means of human interaction, but to savour the passion of its practitioners.
Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, Thursday 16 November, Doors open at 5.30pm for 6pm Screening
NUA Lecture Theatre, Duke Street Building, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 3AJ
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