You haven't made Valentine's Day plans yet. That's okay! Who needs 'em? Manufactured holiday, singlehood empowerment, overpriced prix fixe menus. But if you must make a romantic gesture next month, let it be this card. It sums up modern relationships pretty much perfectly.
The letterpress was a huge leap forward for mass communication when Johannes Gutenberg perfected the moveable type machine way back in the 1450s. These days, it's considered a specialty craft. But this tiny letterpress is thoroughly modern: It's assembled with parts printed on a standard 3D printer. Whoa.
Last week we brought you inside the Common Press, a letterpress studio where printing methods of yore are reinvigorated in the name of art. As much as the Press is engaged in making new things, the technological history being preserved there is vast.
Before computers became the sole progenitors of almost all our visual artifacts, printing was a labor-intensive task that involved applying incredible pressure to inked blocks using machines weighing thousands of pounds. At the Common Press, in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania's Fine Arts Building,…
According to a tweet by Facebook product designer and UI guru Mike Matas, his team is now working with influential app designer Loren Brichter. That's right, the man behind Tweetie and Letterpress is now working for Facebook.
The holidays are upon us, so check out these adorable, geek-infused greeting cards. They may possibly be the best and bug-free way to tell your loved ones all your base are belong to them.
Before you go scrambling to download this $6 LetterMPress iPad app, I must warn you: it's not yet available. The developer is seeking money on Kickstarter to build a letterpress studio, so users' creations can be printed out and sent their way.
You know when you see your favorite flavor combos on a menu, like brie and cranberry, and feel a sudden rush of completeness? I feel that way after spotting this letterpress machine that uses Lego pieces as the stamps.