5/15/2017

There is a respectability in holding onto traditional practices, and resisting the urge adopt newer, easier technology. Dean, who we met today, and who runs a press that dates back to before 1920, has been maintaining his shop, producing the weekly paper, and doing various other documentation since he learned the craft from his father and grandfather. If anything breaks, its his job to fix it and the sprawled out machined letters, parts, and tools adorning stacks of books and papers all over his shop are evidence of his role as the sole owner and operator of a collection of highly complicated and very old machines.