March 28, 2012

A reaction to our times.

I was looking through some old photos and I came across this cute little number! A photo of an old print I did back when I still had access to a linotype. (AH-MAZING that I have actually been able to use a linotype, forever grateful!) These words still ring so true to me as a reason why I letterpress. As the world gets faster, more efficient, more "perfect"... I have this urge to mess it up... to consciously move a little slower and take my time... to appreciate the process of making a print. I love the slight imperfections. When I print, the world of technology seems to not exist around me... (except for a random instagram photo I take)... I work on a piece of machinery that needs no electricity to run, just sheer human power! And I love it. There's a part of me that wishes more things ran at this pace... a slower and more appreciative pace. I wonder if people would be happier with less technology in their lives? Just something to think about on this lovely sunny Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. I agree Amanda! I keep wanting to do more "slow" things, but then it adds to my list of to-do's, lol. It's a fine balance! It's nice to take that kind of break from it all though.

    P.S. Just saw your sidebar links - thanks!! :)


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