We have been busy planning the film, schedule, and gathering Rewards. Several Rewards are being delivered directly to us in Chicago or are in the process of being cut, cast, or printed. Early in July, you will receive a Kickstarter Survey to confirm your shipping info and any other details we need to fulfill your Reward (ie. the letter for your type from Greg Walters). We hope to have Rewards to you by end of July or August – except the film and film poster which won't be ready for a while yet.
The crew is headed to Chicago this week for our first shoot at the APA ChicaGoose! The Amalgamated Printers' Association (APA) was organized in 1958 as a hobby printers group so that members could improve their skills, expand their knowledge and exchange samples of their letterpress work. Today it consists of both professional and amateur printers and nearly the entire letterpress film cast are APA members.
Each Summer, the APA has a wayzgoose (a traditional gathering of printers) in a different city. There are other Wayzgoose events around the world including at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in November. If you love letterpress, these conferences are a great way to get to know the printing community.
The Great ChicaGoose 2015
We will be filming on Thursday at the Platen Press Museum in Zion, IL. Friday we will be on the tour of Printers' Row and conducting some interviews. If you're in the area, Saturday morning 6/27, 9am-12pm is the Swap meet and Auction which is open to the public! Grab some type, printing equipment, books, paper samples, etc.
Hosted and organized by Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press, it's going to be a fantastic event. We will be posting behind-the-scenes pictures so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @letterpressfilm and Facebook.
Letterpress Film on WVXU Cincinnati Edition! Dave Churchman, Andrew, Kevin and I were interviewed a couple weeks ago and you can listen to it here if you're interested!
Hope you're having a wonderful Summer and we will see many of you in Chicago!
Fondly, Erin, and the rest of the Pressing On Team