The Counter Press

The Counter Press is the east London letterpress studio of graphic designers David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis. David kindly hosted me for an afternoon visit in the fall of 2015. We compared notes on the state of letterpress in the US and the UK, shared stories about hunting for equipment and type, and learned that we both have platen presses with a common lineage.

Tucked away in a former chocolate factory building, their light-filled and tidy studio is a dream workspace.

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School of Visual Concepts

he School of Visual Concepts is a graphic design school located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. They teach all kinds of regular design and technology classes, but also have a wonderful letterpress studio where they teach letterpress printing.

The school moved to a new location in December of 2014. Jenny Wilkson, the manager of the letterpress studio did a beautiful job of planning for the new space. Here’s a peek at what the letterpress studio looks like.

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