Buenos Aires deepest suburbs, July 2013. Three old print shops disputes the printing of cumbia and boxing posters. Second and third family generations keep these old presses going on printing in the way that workshops worked 100 years ago: the same machines, letterpress and workers, as if time had not passed. But they are getting old, machines are breaking and workshops agonize. They are aware that the road ahead is short. They are the last letterpressers in Argentina.
However, in the chaos of Buenos Aires downtown, some young designers started printing posters and cards with this ancient technique. In their small ateliers they combine the old craft with modern materials and designs, keeping it alive. Inspired and energetic they face the limitations and reflect about the value of time.
These two worlds combines old knowledge with new visions. A new dimension, where time limits get diffuse. A new voice appears, which includes the workshops slow music and gives eternity to feelings experienced for all those years.
Endless letterpress is a film about typography, but above all, about a group of people passionate for an ancient craft. Will these old presses and workshops survive in a new art? Or it's a new fad?
We already have made 25% of our planned interviews. Our actual goal is to cover the production costs of what we've made and for the missing interviews. To accomplish this we need things like equipment buy and rental, travel & production costs. We are able to keep the production budget low due to favors from many talented friends that help us. Any money raised beyond our initial goal will go to the film post production, music, sound and to pay everyone who work in the project (footage, photos, music, etc.).
We will be using the funds for this Equipment Rentals and buying, so that we can end the movie (1 Camera Canon 5D Mark II, CF card, 1 Sennheiser wireless G3 mic, 2 Canon batteries, 2 Hard Drives, 2 CF cards and a Tripod Pro). Production cost: Food, Gas, Transportation around Buenos Aires city & Córdoba. If we achieve to get any more funds than expected, we will be using those for paying our skilled friends that work with us for free and to cover Post-production costs.
We've been visiting and working at this letterpress workshops for some years, until we realized that many were closing down. That was when we had the idea of documenting those places, and this project was born!
Original Letterpress Posters ( 30"x 40" )
Giant posters printed in original wood letterpress workshops in Buenos Aires suburbs. Each piece is unique and there are in many colors and original designs!
Box, Cumbia and rock shows posters!!
Posters will get to you folded in a big protected envelope!
(There are many different designs and colors, ask for + pictures!)
Wood Type Initials
Choose your initials in old wood type.
(only Buenos Aires pick up included. If you want shipping worldwide mail us!)
Personal Letterpress Cards, 3.56" x 2"
Beautiful designed letterpress personal cards.
A real opportunity, cheap price and huge quality!!!
(shipping cost not included, depends on your country, ask!)
ANTIQUE LETTERPRESS WOOD LOT (Small & Large)
Beautiful small Letterpress wood lots of 1" or 2" height and 120 pieces approx.
There are many different types and sizes. Please ask for pictures of every lot available! History in your hands, many are more than 75 years old. Ready to print or collect!!!