Yesterday all day, I was having problems with logging in here, but it’s finally fixed and I can blog again! yay :)

A week ago on January 11th, while Heartfish Press was launching, a new letterpress studio opened on the other side of the planet — in Tokyo, that is!

It’s called PLY. (pronounce just like “play”) and the studio is not only for the founders megropress and smb et smb, but also, it’s going to be a public shared studio where you can visit, print and create together.

The place looks great! They worked on everything from the floor to building the tables. Amazing!

If you are in Tokyo area or if you are visiting there soon, please contact them and see if you can stop by. This would be my must-go spot next time I go back to Japan! Congratulations on the launch, PLY.!

(images via PLY.)

Megro Press

A while ago, I had a little visitor from Japan, Yoko from Megro Press. It was so very nice to meet her as she is starting a letterpress business in Japan and be able to talk to her about letterpress and what made us go into letterpress etc. at my letterpress studio I’m renting. And now she is back in Tokyo, she put together a report from the visit both in English and Japanese so please visit her blog here and read about my studio… :)

Her blog also covers cool designs and letterpress things in Japan, you should check it out :)

Thank you so much, Yoko-san, it was so lovely to meet you!