11 February 2013
Brady Vest of Hammerpress is the owner of Hammerpress, still using old techniques to create letterpress work. A lot of letterpress settings are being generated by computer nowadays, which is definitely not as unique as hand-setting letters and designs like Brandy Vest still does. He believes that although letterpress may be dying a bit, his work is growing because of the fact that it is done all by hand. In a way, this gives his designs that sort of "hipster" feel that people are looking for. By this I mean it is old fashioned and the fact that it is hard to come by makes it more wanted. To see more work from Hammerpress, visit this webiste http://hammerpress.net/
http://www.boxcarpress.com/blog/tag/letterpress-print-shop/ is another blog run by Matt Robinson. In this blog, many letterpress designs are shared by him, showing that letterpress is really very unique and beautiful. Depending on what style of design you prefer, letterpress may not be appealing to you. However, this is due to lack of education on letterpress. Just by running through some images of letterpress posters or packaging, it is simple to see how much work goes into these designs. They should be recognized and utilized more in my opinion.