Ink & Paper

11 January 2012

Filmmaker Ben Proudfoot made a really lovely, short documentary about two neighboring shops – one of them a paper shop (McManus & Morgan Paper), the other a letterpress printer (Aardvark Letterpress) – both struggling to survive in downtown Los Angeles. It’s as heart wrenching as it is heart warming: a story of passionate shop owners who continue to do what they love, with very little financial gain or stability.


12 January 2012, 5:18 am nandita says:

Beautiful. The tactile quality of paper, its smell , the way it engages your senses is amazing.

12 January 2012, 1:21 pm Gina Rossi says:

We agree, Nandita.
And likewise, an old-timey letterpress shop can’t be beat – with its fabulously-clanky sounds, unique smells, the artisans and their process…

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