Calling all lovers of typography! Tomorrow, October 12th, The No. 44 Society at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library will host a presentation by the LetterMPress Project. From the RBML:
“Local graphic artist and web designer John Bonadies will talk about his “LetterMPress” project. Check out the video!
LetterMpress™ will be a virtual letterpress environment—released first on the iPad—that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints.
The design process is the same as the letterpress process—you place and arrange type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink the type, and print. You will be able to create unlimited designs, with multiple colors, using authentic vintage wood type and art cuts. And you can print your design directly from LetterMpress or save it as an image for import it into other applications.
The Soybean Press is looking to collaborate with him on some digital projects.
Please join us for a fascinating look at how a digital tool can breathe new life into old wooden type.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served.”