Selection Reminder: Flying Horse Editions' Letterpress Happy Hour!




Wednesday, September 14Letterpress Happy Hour

Like a lot of labor-intensive craft skills (lookin’ at you, knitting), letterpress printing – raised metal letters inked and pressed into heavy paper – has enjoyed a surge of popularity of late. Something about our daily routine of making text hit paper without even being in the same room as the machine makes a process that requires a bit of actual sweat attractive. Not only are most handmade things charming in their imperfections (again, like knitting), that extra effort expended to hand-set the type and run the paper through the press forges a connection to the end product. This open house/happy hour is a chance for the general public to see Flying Horse’s impressive studio space and actually set a little type – for a small donation, guests will have the chance to run a small “calling card” through the press. Just do the drinking after the typesetting; letterpress tattoos are not on the agenda. – Jessica Bryce Young (6:30-8:30 p.m. at Flying Horse Editions studio, UCF Center for Emerging Media, 500 W. Livingston St.; cash bar;

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.