The Graphic Designers of Canada are proud to host the Calgary premiere of “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film”. A documentary about the 500-year-old craft of letterpress, a form of printing using moveable 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?
Clawhammer Press, Feast Letterpress, Ochre Lea, and DeAnne Bedier will be showcasing letterpress goods. Edmonton's Ochre Lea will have a tabletop press on display and will do some public printing.
Join us at cSpace for this celebration of letterpress.
5:00pm Feast Letterpress open house (4th floor)
6:00pm Cocktails + Appetizers, Letterpress Market, Raffle
7:00pm Screening of Pressing On, with an introduction from Michael Hepher of Clawhammer Press