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A Holiday Shopping Guide 2011

Time for the holiday gear-up dudes! It's that time of year again and we got your master list for gifts this holiday season. Check out the slide show for some new Post Family products as well as other faves from local and long distance neighbors.

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The tricks of the trade

We’re all about sharing what we know with our extended family. The first weekend in November saw us take this idea to a new level as we hosted a letterpress blowout weekend-long workshop, showing students from Chicago Portfolio School what it means to get down-and-dirty and set some type by hand.

Student overachiever David Peña Blanco made a beautiful video documenting the day that we simply had to share.

Cheers to Bud Rodecker and Will Miller for hauling their Type 1 classes out on a weekend to make this happen.

David & Alex at the Guerilla Truck Show

David and Alex are Office Sweet, and Office Sweet is taking part in the 7th annual Guerrilla Truck Show this Tuesday in Fulton Market. Take a break from NeoCon and head west to check out Alex’s One Two Three bench as well as an assortment of David’s letterpress work.

This event is free, one night only and awesome.

the Guerrilla Truck Show 
Tuesday June 14, 2011
5:30–9:30 PM
1052 W. Fulton Market (Fulton Market and Aberdeen)

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Wood Type, Evolved at Columbia Book & Paper Center

If we weren't so busy tomorrow night (Thursday September 8th, 2011) preping for our show Friday night, we would be at Columbia Book and Paper Center for the opening of Wood Type,  Evolved: Experimental Letterpress & Relief Printing in the 21st Century. Above is a process image of Nick Sherman's world's largest printing type project that he made for the show. It's 8 feet (6,912 points) high. 

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Linotype: The Film

“Linotype: The Film” is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler’s amazing Linotype typecasting machine and the people who own and love these machines today." It's also a kickstarter project.

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Type Case

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