Upside Down, Left To Right is a beautiful short film by Danny Cooke about the letterpress. It features one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University.
The video features Paul Collier from Pymouth University who is obviosuly passionate about the letterpress. I completely agree when he says
The digital age does remove us form the tactile work, the more hands on - and i think there is a longing in our soul to get back to that. Even if we can't, there is something about these places that people want to occupy and try out.
It's good to hear that there are universities around Europe that are opening their own letterpress studios, so I hope the letterpress won't disappear.
I am curious to know any still exist in the Arab world. If you do know, please leave a comment with some info.