A letterpress shop today is a curious mix of past and present: 19th century machinery sits comfortably next to the 21st century's keyboards and monitors.

Cases of metal type inhabit dusty cabinets, while Bezier curves define those same letterforms in the abstract virtual world. The smell of ink and solvents mingle in the hum of scanners and laser printers.

There is an inevitable collection of ephemera. Old thoughts, which someone wanted to remember, were carefully printed, and are now carefully archived.

Every printer working today learned from someone, who learned from someone, ... who learned from Johannes Gutenberg.

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