Grabhorn Institute / Arion Press

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The Grabhorn Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to preserving and perpetuating the use of the last integrated type foundry, bookbinding, and letterpress printing facility in the United States as a living museum and educational center. Arion Press pairs great artists with great literature to create beautiful books by hand. We publish several limited editions every year, each conceptually unique. Some are accompanied by separate editions of original prints. Our production facility includes a letterpress shop with a historic collection of typefaces, a type foundry operating machinery from 100 years ago, and a complete hand book bindery, housed in a 14,000 square foot industrial building in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. The Press is supported by the 501(c)(3) non-profit Grabhorn Institute, designated an “irreplaceable cultural treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Tours of the Press are held every Thursday at 3pm, by reservation. The Institute sponsors an annual series of public talks, events and gallery exhibits at the Press.


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