The Common Press

The Common Press is the letterpress printing studio at the University of Pennsylvania. It is supported by a collaboration of interests at Penn, including writing (15th Room Press, Kelly Writers House), print culture (the Rare Book & Manuscript Library), and visual arts and design (the School of Design). The Common Press was founded on January 17, 2006, the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. The Common Press provides a mixed media environment to support the teaching of design and fine arts to students, to encourage collaboration on projects across the university, and to expose students to contemporary print culture

Friday, December 19, 2008

HOLY TYPE!!!!!!!!

The Big Apple bears gifts on the "sixth borough," check it:


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Despite the lack of a tree, we rallied in the seasonal spirit Monday night with letter pressed holiday cards and screenprinted all night long!!!


Drums Like Machine Guns
Mincemeat or Tenspeed
Color is Luxury (Tylerfromsnowstorm + Charles Cohen)
Little Ocean


(All photos taken from art in the age....the best blog on the internet!!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008