Mission & Goals
To preserve and perpetuate the use of the last complete working typefoundry and letterpress workshop in the United States, possibly in the world.
To pass on to future generations the skills of craftspeople trained in typecasting, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and the book arts.
To educate the public in the history of the printed word, so that the legacy of past technologies will enrich those of the future.
To inspire the arts community by creating and exhibiting remarkable examples of art, literature, design, and publishing.
To support an unbroken tradition of artistic publishing, printing, and bookmaking in San Francisco.
To contribute to the new information economy by making an unrivaled repository of tools and expertise available to students and practitioners of digital design.