I have to say I haven't been more excited about a book in a while than this one! Letterpress Now, a DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods by Jessica C. White is really something special if you're in the same thought process as I, totally in love with the letterpress, but were maybe a little confused as where to start. I absolutely LOVE this book as it basically explains everything you wanted to know or maybe even didn't know you wanted to know about letterpress, from deciding on what type would be good for what you need, purchasing one, all the equipment (safety and otherwise) needed to run one and then a heap of awesome projects to make or be inspired by. I have had a few letterpress lessons in my day, but really, to have a book to guide you - and not only guide you but then show several different projects and how to make them from letterpress pros such as Hatch Show Prints, Blackbird Letterpress and more is such a treasure. Jessica White, co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress knows her stuff and does an awesome job laying it all out sharing all the information you need to get started in the letterpress world, whether it's a hobby or perhaps a more serious business venture.
The book is available through Amazon here and is published by Lark Crafts who also sell it at their site here.
And hooray! We have an extra copy to give away here this week! If you're interested in the giveaway, please leave a comment here at this post why you think you deserve to a copy - and we'll pick a winner by Friday, January 11th! Tweet it and come back here to leave a second entry - with the link to your tweet. Deadline to enter is Thursday evening 9pm Pacific time on January 10/13. No Anonymous or Unknown commenters will be eligible unless you leave a valid email. Best of luck to everyone!