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ink&paper – A Look at Letterpress and Paper Making by Ben Proudfoot

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ink&paper, a short documentary by Nova Scotia native Ben Proudfoot, gives us a brief peek into the lives of two small business owners struggling to keep their traditional creative techniques alive in an era of digital media and mass production. Aardvark Letterpress and McManus & Morgan Paper sit side-by-side on the corner of West 7th & Carondelet Street in Los Angeles, California.

Proudfoot takes us inside the daily lives of two men as they eek out a modest living, struggling to maintain the integrity of their respective crafts in the face of technological change. This short but magical look at the world of traditional paper production and letterpress printing will delight even the most hardened digital media enthusiast.

A brief peek into the lives of two small business owners struggling to keep their traditional creative techniques alive in an era of digital media and mass production.