4636 N. Ravenswood Ave. #103
Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm
Starshaped Press, a letterpress and design studio, is nestled inside the Streamline Moderne-style Bulldog Lock Co. building. Since 1999, Starshaped has focused on creating print materials for clients entirely made with the studio's antique metal and wood type collection--one of very few places in the country to preserve and promote this style of printing. Much of the type collection is 75-150 years old and was originally made in Chicago. Print work is centered around celebrating the art and architecture of the city. 2019 marks Starshaped Press' 20th anniversary in what has come to be known as Chicago's new Printer's Row in Ravenswood's charming industrial corridor.
Visitors are free to examine equipment, type and presses. One press will be set up for demos, and prints will be available for sale.