STAR

Signal Return

February 14th, 2012

WDET’s STAR initiative supports metro Detroit arts & culture organizations. This week Travis Wright speaks with Megan O’Connell, the director of the Signal Return, Detroit’s only letterpress print house. O’Connell discusses what influenced her to study Gutenberg style printing and how the public craves tangible media in a digital world.

O’Connell says in addition to being a for hire print shop the Signal Return reaches out to artist around the world to produce their work. She says the print shop also strives to re-connect the community with traditional printing through their retail arm, as well as weekend workshops on subjects ranging from poster production to book binding.

The interview picks up with O'Connell telling WDET's Travis Wright how she became a letterpress artist.

More information on the Signal Return can be found here. Their storefront is located at 1345 Division Street.