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Who is Nondescript Press?
Nondescript Press is a private press based in Melbourne, Australia. Nondescript Press was established in 2002 primarily as a means to print and publish the book “Printers of the Streets and Lanes of Melbourne” and a series of letterpress printed ephemera for exchange with private press printers and enthusiasts.
Nondescript Press comprises an 8 x 5 inch miniature platen press and a Farley engraver’s press used to print cards and ephemera from linocuts and type.
Printers of the Streets & Laneways of Melbourne
The graphic arts arrived in Australia with the first fleet and, since that time, there have been few industries which can lay claim to have contributed as much, as consistently, to the fabric of Australian society.
Until now, however, there has been a marked lack of documentation about
the history of this vital industry and it is this situation that Don
Hauser addresses with his new book, “Printers of the Streets and
Lanes of Melbourne”.