Paper and letterpress shops are a vanishing breed, as this video shows. Two proud proprietors talk about the legacies they’re trying to preserve, their razor-thin margins, and their increasingly rare qualities in a world that values speed and convenience over quality. Touchingly, these two survivors live cheek-by-jowl in downtown Los Angeles. Worth watching.[vimeo [http://vimeo.com/33359230 w=700&h=400]
As we move into the future, let’s remember that the past still has much to contribute to the present.
(Hat tip to Stewart Wills for the link and the urging to bring this to the fore.)