Book art and letterpress printing can each be considered an independent medium, but you can hardly think of one without calling to mind the other. Letterress printing has been gaining popularity in recent years, as evident by the many letterpress print shops and businesses sprouting up as well as the number of workshops and classes being offered. It is experiencing a revival, not only here in the United States but also in Japan.

The Kansai Movable Type Club (関西活倶楽部) is currently hosting its second letterpress expo (活版エキスポ), showcasing design and letterpress work being done by the creative people of Kansai. The expo is in Osaka and will run until Sunday, February 27. There are goodies for sell and workshops to inspire!

Here is the mission statement from the Club’s website. Long live letterpress!