Loren Brichter has made the hit apps Tweetie and Letterpress, but his sights are set much higher: Creating the perfect coding language.
Letterpress, a new iOS game from Loren Brichter’s Atebits (creators of Tweetie), mixes Boggle with the ancient Japanese game Go.
Using old letterpress techniques, a Beatles fanatic remade the one-sheet that gave birth to one of John Lennon’s strangest tunes.
Young San Francisco designer Joey Roth doles out life advice in elegantly letterpressed posters.
What is it about letterpress that inspires cult-like devotion among its practitioners, and burgeoning curiosity among the rest of us?
Almost everything in a real letterpress studio is photorealistically represented, from the scratched and worn metal plates on the press itself to the wood grain on the blocks of movable type.
For some bizarre reason, I really want to learn how to do letterpress printing. This is an old-school process that requires lots of dirty, heavy, expensive equipment, but creates gorgeously tactile typography and graphics -- you're literally "pressing" the inked letters onto the paper, after all.