January 31st, 2011 | Uncategorized

Through the Lens: Letterpress printing

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Photo by Zeenat Mansoor.

Several residential colleges have discrettly stored a wealth of history in their basements — letterpress machine boutiques. Few students delve into the obscure art of crafting literary and artistic keepsakes. But for them, it has a unique satisfaction that comes from a welcome break from using computers. Jonathan Edwards College and Pierson College have an active underground press scene: the colleges offer regular printmaking classes. Staff photographer Zeenat Mansoor captures the richness of texturea nd color that provides its own unique allure for art lovers.