Martin James Power — Strategic Brand Design, Manchester
Brand Creative
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The Counter Press

The Counterpress

Making of film to launch a new Newspaper

Extra Condensed then, is something of a unique offering. A little letterpress newspaper, painstakingly designed, typeset and printed entirely by hand, using only traditional wood and metal type.

Filmed, Edited and Graded by Martin James Power

It’s a long time since newspapers were printed by letterpress, and even longer since they were typeset by hand from moveable type.

Today this wonderfully slow and antiquated craft is typically the reserve of limited edition posters, fine press books and, at the other end of the scale, wedding invites and kitsch greetings cards.

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