“PRESSING ON: A Letterpress Film” Event

Join us for a special PHXDW evening devoted to the art of letterpress printing, hosted by Grand Canyon University.


Doors open 5:30 PM for Letterpress Artwork Displays
6:15 – 7:00 PM Letterpress Artists’ Panel Discussion
7:00 – 8:45 PM PRESSING ON film showing

Letterpress Panel Discussion

Before the movie, our panel of experts will discuss letterpress preservation, production and education together with the co-director of PRESSING ON, Erin Beckloff, who will introduce and speak about the revitalization of letterpress printing. 

Dan Mayer
Studio Manager for the ASU School of Art’s Pyracantha Press

Sky Shipley
Skyline Type Foundry

Nancy Hill
Hazel & Violet

Lauren Thoeny 
Graphic Designer/letterpress printer

About the Film

PRESSING ON: A Letterpress Film is a documentary about the survival of letterpress printing featuring remarkable printers who are preserving the history and making the craft thrive.

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to Hatch Show Print, PRESSING ON explores the question: why has letterpress survived? Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

See more about the film here: http://www.letterpressfilm.com/

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master mailing list.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may sometimes be included.

When & Where
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM MST
Grand Canyon University
3300 W Camelback Road
Building 157, Room 131
Phoenix, AZ 85017