About

Critical Thinking: a persistent effort to examine any belief or supposed form of knowledge in light of the evidence that supports it and the further conclusions to which it tends. – John Dewey (1933. How We Think.)

Critical Press is small press.

Print-on-demand availability has opened the world of publishing to creative minds everywhere, and allowed digital archiving of our photographs, videos, and recordings. Book binding is no longer an expensive process requiring a print run of thousands to make publication economically viable. Audio and video may be printed onto high-quality writable media far superior to magnetic tape and indistinguishable from traditional pressed media. Even molded plastic playing pieces may now be manufactured individually at a fraction of the cost of full games, making small press board games every bit as attractive as their industrial counterparts.

This is what we do.

Critical Press Media is committed to using the power of small press to put the reins of the publishing industry back in the hands of creators and consumers.  We provide editorial, production, publication, distribution, and marketing solutions to creators who need them. We build web sites for the business or individual savvy enough to recognize the power of the Internet as a branding and advertising tool.  We preserve the memoirs, mementos, and memories of generations past for the generations to come.

This is who we are.

Critical Press Media is creative minds dedicated to quality products and clarity of thinking. Quality begins with the initial product, is refined by the critical analysis process, and proofed by rigorous examination. These are the products of a rational mind: creation, critical analysis, examination against relevant information.

Winston CrutchfieldWinston Crutchfield is a media junkie and fanboy attempting to train the next generation in the ways of the Force.  He podcasts, writes, and generally waffles between drooling, goggle-eyed gadgetphile and reclusive, Luddite technophobe. Winston lives in south-central Indiana with his wife and two children, where they are currently owned by a black-and-white cat of undetermined breed, but obvious royal blood. He has been accused of reading too much, speaking like an encyclopedia, and disregarding reality in favor of the facts.