A LETTERPRESS LAB OF SORTS

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Printed slowly & patiently via letterpress

WELCOME TO LEAD GRAFFITI, a laboratory of sorts in Newark, Delaware, for all things letterpress—a place where you can do some serious experimenting, as well as creative & playful tinkering because :

  • WE BELIEVE we are a continuing story that passed through Johannes Gutenberg and is still flowing through Lead Graffiti.

  • WE BELIEVE creative pursuits should have a higher priority, both in time spent and value associated.

  • WE BELIEVE all people, especially kids, need the opportunity to experience “aha” moments and to learn the value of opposable thumbs.

  • WE BELIEVE in actively searching for the road less traveled.

  • WE BELIEVE in collaborating.

  • WE BELIEVE in knowing how to read a ruler, using tools, and doing math in your head.

  • WE BELIEVE in stockpiling a “savings account” of ideas.

  • WE BELIEVE in working spontaneously and intuitively with those ideas.

If you want the stories behind our creative effort, go to “SHOP” in the top navigation. Individual product pages should give you an overview for each project.

NEWSLETTERS & MAILINGS YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR

And we take your privacy seriously.

⬇ CREATIVE LETTERPRESS NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

SIGN UP for our CREATIVE LETTERPRESS NEWSLETTER, which is focused on our printed ideas (books, broadsides, cards, etc.) and should be of interest to libraries, archivists, collectors, designers, book artists, and others.

 
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⬇ TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

SIGN UP for our TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS NEWSLETTER if you are a letterpress printer and want to be a better one or would like to understand Lead Graffiti’s technical processes, printing tips, discussion about our experimentation, etc.

 
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⬇ SNAIL-MAIL SIGN UP

SIGN UP for our SNAIL-MAIL LIST (as in the USPS) for free samples such as cards, prospectuses, and tomfoolery kinds of stuff—mostly printed via letterpress. Sign up soon to receive our newest “BLUE WAVE” New Years card. We’ll see if doing international mailings gets too expensive or complicated. We may collect things together to reduce costs.

 
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Designed & written slowly & patiently via Squarespace by Lead Graffiti.
Photography by Lead Graffiti except as noted.