Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Old and new stay on track

As I hunker down for the rainy season with my manuscript and first-reader comments, I realize I never reported on the Portland Letterpress Festival. In my initial notice here I anticipated the new venue for the growing fair of all things lettered and printed. The nascent but thoroughly historic Oregon Rail Heritage Center provided the perfect backdrop for our displays of similarly old-school and handcrafted wares. 

Inside, we could commune with letterpress lovers and Portland's hardworking No. 700 locomotive that pulled trains across America from 1938 onward. Outside, people printed by steamroller.

Inking takes time.

Plates line up for the big press.


Peeling up the print for the reveal.