The Ludlow Project

The Ludlow Project is a kickstarter started by The International Printing Museum with the goal of rescuing a collection of approximately 100 full fonts of antique Ludlow Typecasting matrices. After acquiring the collection we will catalog & organize the fonts into our working collection & digitize Ludlow Type Specimen books with notes on available fonts for letterpress projects all as part of a process to make our collection more accessible and available for the casting type which may be used by museum patrons, designers, artists & letterpress printers nationally for all kinds of projects. The success of the project would make this the largest active collection of hot metal type in the world available to the public and this is why we need your support.
If we reach our goal of $11,000 by November 19, the additional fonts will help to continue the museum's 23-year tradition of teaching the history of printing and book arts to as many people as possible. Help us in fostering one of the world's most significant collections of antique printing machines, tools and ephemera for showcasing to audiences through working demonstrations hands on workshops and theatrical presentations.

THE BACKER REWARDS

PLEDGE $1 OR MORE

Our thanks for your support and access to the catalog once it's launched online.

PLEDGE $5 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard

PLEDGE $25 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints

PLEDGE $50 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints, 1 hand cast type metal "LUDLOW" name slug

PLEDGE $100 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints, 1 hand cast type metal Personalized Ludlow slug or "LUDLOW" name slug, Hand-screened Ludlow Project tee, Wood mirrored Ludlow slug holder

PLEDGE $250 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints, 1 hand cast type metal Personalized Ludlow slug or "LUDLOW" name slug, Hand-screened Ludlow Project tee, Wood mirrored Ludlow slug holder, Limited Edition Kickstarter only hand printed letterpress poster printed with Ludlow type and historic woodtype and cuts

PLEDGE $500 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints, 1 hand cast type metal Personalized Ludlow slug or "LUDLOW" name slug, Hand-screened Ludlow Project tee, Wood mirrored Ludlow slug holder, Limited Edition Kickstarter only hand printed letterpress poster printed with Ludlow type and historic woodtype and cuts, Vintage Ludlow Font Specimen Book

PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints, 1 hand cast type metal Personalized Ludlow slug or "LUDLOW" name slug, Hand-screened Ludlow Project tee, Wood mirrored Ludlow slug holder, Limited Edition Kickstarter only hand printed letterpress poster printed with Ludlow type and historic woodtype and cuts, Vintage Ludlow Font Specimen Book, Personalized vintage brass ludlow matrices set and locked in a vintage steel composing stick for display

PLEDGE $2,500 OR MORE

Hand printed Ludlow letterpress thank you postcard, 5 Hand printed type specimen miniature prints, 1 hand cast type metal Personalized Ludlow slug or "LUDLOW" name slug, Hand-screened Ludlow Project tee, Wood Mirrored Ludlow Slug Holder, Limited Edition Kickstarter only hand printed letterpress poster printed with Ludlow type and historic woodtype and cuts, Vintage Ludlow Font Specimen Book, Personalized vintage brass ludlow matrices set and locked in a vintage steel composing stick for display, 10 lines of custom type cast in any font from the collection, 1 "unique-to-Ludlow" slanted drawer letterpress cabinets (great for small storage or as a flat file) OR Your name on a name plate affixed to one of our Ludlow typograph cabinets in our working collection.

The Ludlow Project