Thursday, 3 November 2011

Moveable type

Kyle Durrie is a letterpress printer from Portland, Oregon and the proprietor of Power and Light Press. 

Two of her favorite things in the world are printing and taking road trips. These two passions in her life things kept getting in the way of each other and they seemed initially to be mutually exclusive. Kyle has figure out a way to do both things at the same time. 
She came up with a plan last year. In November 2010, she launched a fundraising campaign through, which was met with surprising and overwhelming support and success. she more than doubled her original financial goal.

See Kyles at work below below:

“I’ve converted a 1982 Chevy step van into a fully functional letterpress print shop. I’ve outfitted the back of the truck with built-in cabinets and workspace, a sign press from the mid 20th century, and an 1873 Golding Official No. 3 tabletop platen press. I’ll spend the next nine or so months driving all over North America, teaching workshops, doing demos, and generally spreading the good word about printing the old fashioned way.” Says Kyle. 
“And so here we are! What was once but a glimmer in my eye is now a reality. The tour began in June of 2011 in the US and will continue for upwards of 9 months, maybe even longer.”

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