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Letterpress was a far-off fantasy for me when Analog Impulse came into existence with the original handwritten haiku cards. When it started, I chose modern printing techniques like digital and offset printing, mostly because they were cheaper and yielded a nice result. I had no idea at the time if people would pay a sustainable price for independently-made handwritten haiku cards.
Thankfully, they did, so I kept dreaming of the depth and texture of fine letterpress cards. Now after months of design, preparation and actual printing, the dream has come to life.
It’s surreal. The old-fashioned look and feel of letterpress printing is what I was always hoping the future of Analog Impulse would be. And there have been some very supportive people with the same idea about these cards from the start. I’m hoping a few of them are reading this, because I’m going to need some help.
If you blog, or are on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform, I need your help spreading the word about the cards I’ve poured myself into for the past several months.
I’d love to have you visit the Analog Impulse website, and click one of the “like” or “tweet” buttons, or just share it however you’re most comfortable. Maybe you could send one of the ecards available there or mention them to your friends, family and colleagues you think might be interested.
If all else fails, you could buy a few — and when you’re blown away by how simply eloquent and beautiful they are, just tell everyone you can.
Whatever you can do to help, I will appreciate it.