We're in the home stretch now! With only three days remaining and just under $9,000 left to raise, we have been absolutely overjoyed by the outpouring of support, not only from our generous backers but also some heavy hitters in the letterpress and design field!
We hope you're not bothered by all emails about the amazing new rewards we keep adding, but here are two more extra special ones:
$275 – Custom Printed Globe Poster, edition of 25. The poster will be designed and set with wood type and cuts from the iconic Baltimore showcard printer Globe Poster, now the Globe Collection and Press at MICA. Globe's bursts of bright color and bold black type shouted the names of BB King, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, among others…add your name to the list!
Posters will be 14 x 22 inches, with 2 layers: one screen printed in a fluorescent color of your choice, the second letterpress printed with black ink. You provide the text, 40 words maximum. The Globe printers will talk with you about your poster and then take the design from there. You'll receive a digital proof for one round of revisions before they print.
$1125 – Heidelberg Windmill Master Class with Peter Fraterdeus
Attend an intimate (max. of 4) Letterpress Master Class with Peter Fraterdeus at the Slow Print shop in Dubuque, IA. Go through the entire production of a two-color, two-sided circular die cut coaster on the Heidelberg 10x15 platen, from digital prepress, initial press sheet trimming to the die-cut delivery. Principles of feeding, roller setting, registration and operations for the press are thoroughly covered, the majority of which applies to any platen press.
Peter has taught and consulted in venues from Berlin (Gallery P98a) to Barcelona to Two Rivers, Denver and Chicago. Master classes are offered in June or September. (travel and lodging not included)
Pressing On had some exciting coverage today from the design world:
Thank you to all 657 (and counting!) backers! We could never have dreamed of making it this far without your words of encouragement, kind reviews and incredible generosity. We aren't done yet, however! We're 86% of the way there and have just a few days to go. Pressing On will only get funded if we reach 100% of our goal, so please spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/letterpressfilmKickstarter
Let's keep this campaign Vandercookin'!
Erin and the Pressing On Team