As admirers of letterpress printing—and of those who endeavor to keep the art form alive—we were happy 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 unique illustration and color, and displayed on a hand crafted maple stand.
Painstakingly and meticulously inked, registered and printed on a vintage Platen press, each 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 easily be discarded after 2014 has come and gone. And if Letterpress Shoppe’s nostalgic little video doesn’t make printing enthusiasts Colourful converts, nothing will.