This month's edition of Paper Specs included a feature on Legion Bamboo titled "The Score: Bamboo 1, Landfill 0".
Here's the first paragraph. Read the rest here.
As designers, we are always looking for new and unique ways of expressing ourselves, whether it’s in the form of a thank you letter, wedding invitation, annual report or product packaging. The challenge is to find something that is not only different, but is at the forefront of a trend. It was about this time last year that the folks at Legion Paper were posed with such a challenge by their customers: “We want a deluxe paper that is eco-friendly, but speck-free; natural, but luxurious; accepts all forms of printing, and while you’re at it throw in a complete line of matching envelopes.” The result was Legion Bamboo, and there’s nothing else like this on the market....
We're sure this isn't news to many of you, but for those who aren't familiar with Briar Press, it's a great resource. As they say "Briar Press is a community of letterpress printers, book artists, and press enthusiasts. The site is dedicated to the preservation of letterpress-era equipment and the art of fine printing."
In addition to their always interesting discussion groups, they have a wonderful image gallery of old letterpress printers, free vector files to use in your designs and a forthcoming museum that will include a virtual collection of presses and pin marks.