Tue, Oct 24th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul MN 55105

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FREE Screening Presented by Type Tuesday and
Co-sponsored by AIGA Minnesota and Studio on Fire.


Please join your friends in typography for this special local showing of 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. Once essential to communication, this 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 in a digital age?

Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.