Our Mission

We preserve & promote the craft of traditional letterpress printing, and create programs and educational opportunities rooted in the social role of printers to increase access to information, advance design innovation, and support the community.

What we do...


Our goals:

  1. Expand the number and diversity of people with access to and skills of letterpress printing through educational opportunities and community events
  2. Provide a space for artistic dialogue about issues of importance to our community
  3. Increase awareness of letterpress printing and other traditional crafts and trades within the Twin Cities
  4. Build a community of individuals and organizations using words and art for community resiliency and activism



Who we are...


Elana Schwartzman, Director

Elana is a letterpress printer, graphic designer, rabble-rouser, and nonprofit management geek. Proof Public is based out of Elana's Fontlove Studio.




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“a printer is one who sets truths on end and stamps them with a mighty impression.”