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Wonderful documentary about Firefly Press.

This mini-documentary about Firefly Press in Somerville Massachusetts remains one of the most popular items we’ve mentioned:

You might wonder what a 6-minute documentary about traditional letterpress is doing mixed in with computer tips for graphic designers. After all, this is technology from the age of Ben Franklin.


We invite you to take a quiet walk through Firefly Press with proprietor John Kristensen. This wonderful little documentary speaks to the craftsmanship and love of typography that drew so many of us to the design industry in the first place.

Take a moment to slow down and enjoy.

Source: We first ran across this item in DesignGeek, one of the hundreds of sources we scour every month for new tips and tricks. The film was made by Chuck Kraemer. Read more about Firefly Press here.

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