Moveable Type: Cross-Country Adventures in Printing

This mobile letterpress service-in-a-truck looks similar to the camper we occupied this summer at Truck Gallery in Calgary. The truck pictured is part of a touring project called Moveable Type. It is as it sounds: a truck with printing equipment installed where camping amenities used to reside. “It was originally a fleet truck for American Linens, and their logo is still faintly visible beneath the white body paint.”┬áThe truck conversion itself is a feat of ingenuity, but its touring schedule is also pretty ambitious. I counted nearly 100 stops from June to December of 2011. I hope to catch it during one of its future Canadian appearances.

Via: Eyeteeth: A Journal of Incisive Ideas

Pictured above are a few shots of the conversion process from RV to printing press studio. It was originally a utility truck, but the previous owner outfitted it with camping gear–toilet, sink, etc.

2 Replies to “Moveable Type: Cross-Country Adventures in Printing”

  1. Such a fun project, really glad you found this.
    Makes me wonder — is there a good reason to occupy a single space? Should we be looking beyond storefronts? Maybe a fleet of vans or buses?

    This could be fun to partner with Windsor Printmakers Forum and maybe one of Jennifer Willet’s print classes to bring the truck down to Windsor / Detroit?

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