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Los Ultimos — Endless Letterpress
A documentary about past, present and future of letterpress in Argentina.
Buenos Aires deepest suburbs, July 2013. Three old print shops disputes the printing of cumbia and boxing posters. Second and third family generations keep these old presses going on printing in the way that workshops worked 100 years ago: the same machines, letterpress and workers, as if time had not passed. But they are getting old, machines are breaking and workshops agonize. They are aware that the road ahead is short. They are the last letterpressers in Argentina.
However, in the chaos of Buenos Aires downtown, some young designers started printing posters and cards with this ancient technique. In their small ateliers they combine the old craft with modern materials and designs, keeping it alive. Inspired and energetic they face the limitations and reflect about the value of time.
These two worlds combines old knowledge with new visions. A new dimension, where time limits get diffuse. A new voice appears, which includes the workshops slow music and gives eternity to feelings experienced for all those years.
Endless letterpress is a film about typography, but above all, about a group of people passionate for an ancient craft. Will these old presses and workshops survive in a new art? Or it’s a new fad?
On Monday, October 21st, Alan Forbes was attacked in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. The attack left him with two skull fractures and damage to his right eye. As do a lot of artists, he has no insurance to cover the growing medical expenses. To help cover the medical expenses there are two benefit shows set up in San Francisco as well as other fundraisers. Each show will have silent auctions.
Current artist contributors include: Skinner, Junko Mizuno, Robert Bowen, Decoder Ring Design, Marq Spusta, Mishka Westell, Bobby Dixon, John Howard, Jared Connor, Adam Pobiak, Gary Houston, Viral Graphics, Gregg Gordon, Stainboy, and more.
In addition, Marq Spusta will be creating a benefit poster.
If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact: info (at) secretserpents (dot) com
More information at SercretSerpents.com
Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: The Chapel — 777 Valencia Street, SF
First band: 8:00pm
RSVP on Facebook
Jello Biafra (DJ)
Harderships (members of Earthless, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Zen Guerrilla)
Hot Lunch (Tee Pee Records)
The Freeks (from OC)
Ethan Miller (of Howlin Rain / Comets on Fire)
plus special guests
Date: Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Venue: Bottom of the Hill
Door time: TBA
Black Cobra (Southern Lord Records)
Lecherous Gaze (Tee Pee Records)
Kicker (Tank Crime Records)
Pins of Light (Alternative Tentacles Records)
plus special guests