Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Florida Letterpress Listgroup
Since I started this blog, I have been contacted by persons all around this State (Florida) mostly regarding getting started. There is a growing interest in Letterpress Typography, and I believe that Florida is prone to be very active in the Art. At this point we have two Colleges that have Book Arts related activities, and at very least two Museums that feature Letterpress. This year's American Amateur Press Association conference was held at the University of Tampa, as covered on this blog.
It seemed to me that it might be good to have a place for folks in Florida who are becoming interested in pegging type and heavy iron to come and meet each other, exchange information, procure parts and equipment, network, etc.
I might emphasise parts procurement. As activity increases, so does availability of parts and equipment. An active community in any endeavour triggers this phenomena. Things get circulated, news gets spread.
Thus, for anyone interested, be they in Florida or not, Check out the Florida Letterpress Listgroup on Yahoo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FloridaLetPress/ or just click here.
Keep in mind that as of Sept. 23rd, I am the only member! So there will not be a whole lot of activity until more folks join.
Posted by Gary Johanson, Printer at 7:35 AM