Durrie converted a 1982 Chevy van into a fully-functional letterpress print shop, with “cabinets, a workspace, a sign press from the mid 20th century, and an 1873 Golding Official No. 3 tabletop platen press” and has been traveling across the United States since June, stopping at farmer’s markets, art shows, design schools and other events to share the art and craft of letterpress printing.
“I’ll spend the next nine or so months driving all over North America, teaching workshops, doing demos, and generally spreading the good word about printing the old fashioned way,” she says on the Moveable Type site.
Durrie earned funds for the letterpress roadshow on Kickstarter, where her proposal to launch the mobile letterpress printing tour earned her $17,000– more than double what she had intended to raise. If you want to learn how to make your own letterpress poster, card or design, check out the rest of Durrie’s story and the remaining Moveable Type tour dates at this link.
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