iPad Letterpress: Kickstarter Project of the Week

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By Jason Boog Comment

In the future, digital devices like the iPad could wipe out traditional print technology like letterpress. Now, designer John Bonadies hopes to preserve the art of letterpress with a $15,000 Kickstarter project–bringing letterpress tools to the iPad.

Here’s more about the project: “much of the letterpress’s traditional technology was sold for scrap metal and replaced with computers over the last 30 years. Wood type was burned, thrown in a landfill, or divided up as knick-knacks in antique and craft shops. The destruction of manual presses and thousands of type collections has made the tools of letterpress a scarce resource these days … Our goal is to give designers, artists, students, lovers of type—anyone—the ability to produce their own authentic letterpress designs and artwork.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.