Oooh, letterpress. The object of so many a designer daydream.
That heavy weight paper. 100 lb, 130 lb, 220 lb paper! The feeling of brushing your hand along the surface of the paper, dipping your fingers into the grooves left by the type.
And the type! Garamond, Caledonia, Rosewood…all of that beautiful type, handset type.
The joy of a visual experience that is also a physical experience.
Well, letterpress is no longer limited to wedding invitations, business cards, and birth announcements…thanks to the magic of CSS3, you can do it one the web!
You didn’t think designers would let the letterpress effect go the way of the paperback, did you?
PS Need further inspiration? Line 25 has a great roundup of websites using CSS3 letterpress to great effect.