Inside Industry Tour | Love Stories & Letterpress: Woodside Press
Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave.
718-907-5932 Price: $35
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Hundreds of thousands of people have worked at the Yard…and a few have found love. This tour examines the site’s history through several love stories and culminates in a visit to Woodside Press, a traditional letterpress studio operating within the Yard since 1998. Visitors will start their experience at Building 92 and get a general overview of the Yard before focusing on the 20th century and the influx of women workers to the Yard during WWII, which inevitably led to many matches and a few marriages. To get a better understanding of the businesses at the Yard today, a culminating trip to Woodside Press showcases some of the modern manufacturing and making unfolding on site and gives visitors a glimpse at the 450+ businesses that call the Yard home. Plus, staff of Woodside Press will explain the letterpress process and give demonstrations that include a Valentine’s takeaway for participants.
Woodside Press is a traditional letterpress printing studio located in the Yard. They create printed items of the highest quality for individual, business, and institutional clients from typesetting to hot-metal typography. They are known for their impressive collection of 19th and 20th century typefaces and their ability to work on a variety of projects and challenges. Woodside Press has produced work for many New York City institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Juilliard School, and the Museum of Modern Art. Learn more: woodsidepress.com.Buy tickets/get more info now