Recommended Viewing: Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film
30th January, 2012
South Devon-based filmmaker Danny Cooke has documented the dying art of letterpress in a short film titled ‘Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film’.
Beautifully crafted, the under 8-min documentary showcases one of the only few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, located at Plymouth University.
According to Cooke, he wanted people to see how the 500-year-old process was done back then, without "pre-digital means such as Illustrator or InDesign".
"I sat outside the letterpress workshop on the University of Plymouth campus, whilst eating a sandwich and I peered in through the window intrigued at what a delicate process letterpress appeared to be and was inspired to make a film,” adds Cooke.