Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and women’s suffrage.
At Letterpress PLAY, we are a woman-founded company that believes in lifting up our fellow female and female-identifying artists and printers.
We’ve also named each of our letterpress machines after grandmas, artists, activists and changemakers, from Katharine Graham, the publisher of The Washington Post, to Ruth Ellis, a Detroit printer and Black LGBTQ icon who lived to the age of 101, and Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, the Jewish painter & teacher whose legacy lives on. The presses are heavy, strong, and enduring—much like the spirit of their namesakes.
On this day, join us in supporting female and female-identifying makers in our local community and beyond. Let’s stand arm-in-arm on our walk towards equality.
– The Letterpress PLAY team
Press photo by Carolyn Fong