Patrick Barrett's Profile
Lucky Duck Press is my letterpress print shop. In 1901 my great grandfather started a printing business in Northwest Connecticut printing name tapes for women's shirtwaists and, later, various clothing items that were sent out for laundry service from camps, hospitals, schools, etc. As the business grew it kept up with the newest technology leaving the old hand- and foot-powered presses to gather dust.
One hundred years later, I brought some of his lead type and a hand press to Brooklyn and Lucky Duck Press was born! In 2010 I reversed the trip and brought the presses back to their original home. I now work out of the very building in which my great grandfather worked and have much more space. I print, primarily, on a foot-powered 1889 Golding Pearl Old Style No. 3 and the 1905 Golding Official No. 9 hand press, creating note cards,…
- Born on July 1
- Joined March 19, 2008