Connecticut Art Directors Club

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film | Workshop and Screening 11/11

“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, is nearing the official premiere and worldwide release. 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 savor the passion of its practitioners.”

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An Afternoon with the Filmmaker

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Producer, Co-Director and writer, Erin Beckloff, will provide insight into the making of the film, her motivation, behind the scene stories, how to handle historical content and how she made it relevant to todays designers and students. She will also have a Q&A session following her film talk.

2:30pm -3:30pm
Head to the studio and see Erin do what she does best! Erin will be bringing something from her amazing collection of wood type. Everyone attending the afternoon session will be able to pull a print with Erin and have it autographed.

Pop Up Shop

5:00pm – 6:00pm & 8:00pm – 9:00pm 

Pressing On Film Screnning

6:00pm – 8:00pm


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Posted on October 3, 2017


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