Chung Yu Alex Chen

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Letterpress Is a Slow Paced Way to Practice Graphic Design

 A handset type with type cast and wood type.

A handset type with type cast and wood type.

Letterpress is a slow paced printing skill. It takes  time to do handset type on the compositor letter by letter, but it also allows people to think of the concept that things can last long. The first project of letterpress was to use a quote which “moves you” and I chose a quote from Leonard Cohen which is...

“Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well,
poetry is just the ash.”

A beautiful quote that I read recently, and it is more like a blessing instead of trying to explain something about life. It reminds me the other quote about light “Everything has a crack, that’s where the light gets in” I hope that the card that I made is not just good and lasting long, but also to celebrating the light of life. To everyone and to the burn-well ash.

 The texture of the wood type is easy to show up when the type is printed.

The texture of the wood type is easy to show up when the type is printed.

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