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St. Louis, Missouri

Obscura Day 2016: The Firecracker Press

Discover the world of letterpress design and craft your very own custom travel journal!

Log your Atlas Obscura adventures in style with your very own handmade travel journal! 

This Obscura Day join us at the Firecracker Press and learn vintage printing skills to crank out and assemble your very own custom pocket travel diary. Guests will use Firecracker's Vandercook SP20 and Vandercook #4 to print two colors of the three color journal cover. Next, learn to score and fold on a C & P press from 1934! Finally, participants will finish their professional book with a trim, saddle stitching and rounded corners.

Guests will get a behind the scenes tour of the studio and retail shop where you'll be shown all the tools of the trade. Like trivia? See if you can stump the studio's crackerjack staff of letterpress pros!

The Firecracker Press is a letterpress design studio in St. Louis, Missouri for thinkers and makers, those of contemplation and action. The studio's artists and staff work together to combine modern means with tried-and-true techniques to make things that people love seeing and feeling.

Join us on Obscura Day to immerse yourself in the world of letterpress!

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ticket Cost: $30. Includes tour, letterpress workshop and a custom travel journal.

The Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MIssouri 63118

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