Die-cutting, edge printing, embossed lettering…these are the terms of trade for the print maker. In a time when the printed word is being eased out by the digital version, letterpress printing seems like a throwback to another era. On the other hand, manually printed graphics on a paper offers a tactile experience that cannot be duplicated by digital media.
Studio On Fire is a letterpress printer that is breathing new life into an old school media. Their work exploits the physical experience of the ‘letter press object’. They don’t treat paper as a two dimensional surface, but rather a 3 dimensional object, cutting into the surface and building up layers of ink to create compelling work.