In a modern world where much of design is driven by new technology, the revival of letterpress printing — which fell out of vogue in the late ’50s thanks to offset lithography — might seem counterintuitive. Until you examine the worthwhile results. Charlotte Rivers’ Little Book of Letterpress offers readers a history of the traditional printing technique and an inside look at the time-consuming creation process, alongside a comprehensive guide to some of the coolest letterpress studios working today. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites after the jump, along with some examples of their goods.
Albertine Press – Somerville, Massachusetts
Letterpress Bright Ideas Journals, $18 for set of three