Re: [PPLetterpress] The Last Letterpress Shop - Taiwan
- Interesting. Not just a letter shop, but a foundry. Though I see they're using a cnc mill to make their mats.
From: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>;
To: Steve Robison <robisonsteve@...>;
Subject: [PPLetterpress] The Last Letterpress Shop - Taiwan
Sent: Fri, Apr 29, 2011 5:12:23 AM
(Cross posted to several letterpress and book arts related lists...)
Check out this YouTube clip of a traditional Taiwan letterpress shop that started in 1969. It is thought to be one of the last.
With 3000 to 6000 different characters, finding the right character is a challenge. Looking for a Chinese character is like looking up a word in a dictionary...and for the untrained, takes more than awhile.
It makes handsetting type from a 26 letter alphabet seem like child's play and the use of photopolymer plates a dream.