Laura Bentley

Laura Bentley assists with letterpress classes at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, and is the proprietor of Pinwheel Press. Her passion is printing with handset type. At Pinwheel Press, Laura prints on an 1863 Gordon platen press and enjoys a growing type collection that includes metal and wood type from the 1880s. Her interest in where and when a font was made has led to a collection of books on type foundries and vintage type catalogs, and she can’t resist a game of “Can you identify this type?”