Design Exchange Nottingham

Next event: February 13th

Time: 19:00–21:00 Venue: Antenna

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Film Night

Pressing On

This month we’re screening another eye opening documentary from the world of design. Take a break from the world of pixels to enjoy a story of ink, paper, and machinery in Pressing On: The Letterpress Film.

There’ll also be free popcorn and double drinks tokens.


About the film

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?

Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

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A free monthly meetup about design.

DXN aims to enrich and inspire Nottingham’s digital design community. Each month, it presents talks from renowned speakers and local voices, on topics ranging from UX to front-end. People who have previously spoken at DXN include: