Happy Letterpress Appreciation Day!
Today is Letterpress Appreciation Day, another one of those awesome holidays during which we’re not likely to be getting a day off from work.
The date of September 18th (9-18) was chosen for good reason – the standard height of wood and metal type is 0.918 inches. Quite nifty.
So how am I celebrating? Well, today marks yet another year of not using my own Kelsey 5×8 Excelsior Press Model U letterpress. I purchased it over 5 years ago. Bad Elissa.
It sits on my desk in my studio, taunting me on a daily basis. Use me…show me you care…
Maybe next year I’ll finally be able to say that I gave it a go.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate (besides printing broadsides), why not get a Type High Tee Shirt? Not only is it produced by the folks behind the excellent film Pressing On, but it also gives you a guaranteed outfit for one day a year!
Letterpress type image from Unsplash