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Pressing On - Screening and Letterpress Event

How has letterpress survived 500 years? Find out at cSPACE in Calgary.

The Graphic Designers of Canada are proud to host the Calgary premiere 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, the 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?

Clawhammer Press, Feast Letterpress, Ochre Lea, and DeAnne Bedier will be showcasing letterpress goods. Edmonton's Ochre Lea will have a tabletop press on display and will do some public printing.

Join us at cSpace for this celebration of letterpress.

5:00pm Feast Letterpress open house (4th floor)
6:00pm Cocktails + Appetizers, Letterpress Market, Raffle 
7:00pm Screening of Pressing On, with an introduction from Michael Hepher of Clawhammer Press


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