I headed up to St. Pete for the first St. Printersburg event. This gathering of printers and type-makers was one for the books. Calusa Commons is a great little cove of goodness in an alley of sunny St. Pete’s Grand Central District that offered a chance to wander and learn more about varying printing methods. Dog and kid friendly, there were hands-on demos and sample printing of all kinds to get people inky and involved with this heritage handicraft.
Got a chance to see a demo of steamroller printing and wandered through making new friends.
Later on, I headed over to the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete to watch a screening of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film. What a movie! Beautifully crafted documentary about the survival of letterpress and the remarkable printers who preserve the history and knowledge of the craft. Got a chance to meet co-director Erin Beckloff and ask her a few questions about process and funding. (Can’t wait to share more from her on Townie Tourist later this Spring!)
Check out a walkthrough of the event here 👇👇