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Who hearts lettepress?  On Saturday my friend Suzanne and I took an introductory class at Studio on the Square with Mindy Belloff of Intima Press.

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What is it about letterpress?  

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One classmate said it was “delicious”, another that in a world of flat screens and flat pages, it’s nice to be able to feel something tactile and real.  

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OK, that second person was me, but still…

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in just a few hours Mindy taught us about the history of the art and the incredible amount of detail and attention involved in setting type.  

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I always love seeing the tools behind the craftsmanship.

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It was a little scary working the huge press, but Suzanne did a great job!  

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We definitely want to go back to get more practice and learn more.
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But we were very happy with our first efforts!
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You can go to Mindy’s blog to see how how she recreated the Declaration of Independence — all set by hand!