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A Good Party and A New Beast

A giant thank you to all the employees, friends and family who helped with our Open Letterpress Studio on Friday last week. Several hundred showed up and helped us crush through hundreds of hot dogs, a couple kegs and a couple liters of Jagermeister. We had a wall of letterpress work up, a couple machines running in the press room, new tee shirts for sale and our “new” press arrived that morning, just in from Germany. Really a good day of letterpress!

The new beast is a very clean 1950′s Swiss-made hand feed platen press called a Gietz – one of three that we know of in the USA. (Please reach out to us if you also have one of these machines, we’d love to talk shop.) We look forward to completing the electric installation (that plug just won’t work) and getting ink on press.

“It’s Superior.”

The Wall. Its up- in all its magical glory. So special, so tasty.

There’s a better half of a thousand cans up there and darn near all are (diligently) cracked open from the bottom, preserving the original seal. Also out of all the cans hanging, there’s only a handful of duplicates. We are quite proud of this assemblage of our cultural history and all of us, at one time or daily, have to be reminded to get the hell back to work and stop staring into abyss of an unfortunately long-gone and better era.

Have a good weekend everyone- and for all those in America, “Don’t blow your hands off.”

Gems: (Note late 1970′s “Grain Belt Extreme”)

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