PRESS is a public art project that invites people to get a free look at the process of traditional letterpress printing. At PRESS, you can see how newspapers, books and pictures were created in the days when the first step in getting print into the public’s hands was to use a letterpress proof press. In a time when many people feel detached from print that isn’t on a computer screen, PRESS embraces the physicality of the printing process, celebrating the tactile qualities of beautiful handset prints and the importance of the hand in the process. The public can see the movement of the cylinder, smell the ink, and feel the texture and weight of the paper, lead type, and linocuts.