By Creative Media TimesBayonet Media has released a trailer for its documentary film “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” which explores the growing allure of letterpress in the digital era.
Co-directed by Andrew P. Quinn and Erin Beckloff, the documentary is set for release in all VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu, among others and on DVD/Blu-ray on June 19.
Here’s the synopsis for the documentary:
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?
Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.