I stopped by the Bay View Printing Co recently to get some advice from Ashley Town about a project I’m working on. She was kind enough to give me a tour and show me some of the presses and other equipment, and I got to check out some of the type they have, including some of the wood type. which is just… beautiful.
They’re about half way to their goal with an Indiegogo campaign to raise some funds. Here’s the pitch from Ashley:
I’m raising funds to be able to offer classes, workshops and open studio time focused on the art of letterpress printing and to transform a portion of the current space into a community gallery. The vision is to transform this Bay View institution into a creative hub for artists, designers, writers and letterpress novices and enthusiasts.
I personally think this place is a great addition to Milwaukee’s creative community, and would love to see it get fully funded.
And hey, who else uses the hashtag #drinkandink? Check out the rest of the photos and their campaign video below.