I could go on and on about the beautiful, tactile nature of letterpress. I could describe, in poetic detail, the characteristics of the five-century-old process that has persisted in the face of modern development. I could post a narrative, discuss the details of a past project; weave together the beginning, middle and end - explain the exercise of transforming an idea into something to be held, shared and admired. I could propose the notion that using any other printing method is about as sensible as displaying a photocopy of an original painting in a gallery. I could. But I won’t.
Why Zeichen Press?
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?” The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”
That pretty much explains it.
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