Watch a 7-Ton Steamroller Make a Letterpress Print on the Street

There are lots of ways to put ink on paper, so why not use a goddamn steamroller over pavement to make a massive letterpress print? At San Francisco's Roadworks Festival, an old-timey industrial construction beast from 1924 that's since been spiffed and shined made literal street art. And it was awesome. » 9/30/14 5:15pm Tuesday 5:15pm

Inside the Printing Studio Where Obsolete Tech Will Never Die

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,… » 6/14/13 1:10pm 6/14/13 1:10pm