London Design Team Creates a New 3D Printed Letterpress Font

As e-readers became mainstream, bibliophiles resisted them with a reluctant nostalgia. The incomparable experience of leafing through a beloved tome, the heft of the thing, and the ink indelibly marking paper are missing from their high-tech counterparts. Mountains of printed material, not merely books, are testaments to the gravity of Gutenberg’s achievement. With the advent of offset printing, that earliest form of printing, letterpress printing became a quaint anachronism, too time-consuming, too cumbersome, too messy. As we leap further ahead, some of that regret and nostalgia infuses a project undertaken by London-based type foundry, A2-Type and New North Press print shop.
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