As admirers of letterpress printing—and of these who endeavor to maintain the art form alive—we have been pleased to see this Kickstarter project by Toronto’s Letterpress Shoppe. The Colourful Letterpress Desk Calendar is comprised of a set of 12 100% cotton cards, each letterpress-printed with a exclusive illustration and color, and displayed on a hand crafted maple stand.
Painstakingly and meticulously inked, registered and printed on a vintage Platen press, every single illustration adheres to a template of geometric and month-specific organic forms, beautifully balanced with clean typography—and expressed in a range of nuanced season-invoking colors.
It’s safe to say that this is a 2014 calendar that won’t very easily be discarded following 2014 has come and gone. And if Letterpress Shoppe’s nostalgic little video doesn’t make printing enthusiasts Colourful converts, practically nothing will.