March 2009 Blog Posts (14)


Not done with a computer:

You can watch the whole amazing thing here.

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 31, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

The Ikea of Fairy Tales

This is awesome. And dance-y:

Slagsmålsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo. Letterpress related? You… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 30, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Yes, steamroller.

In case you haven't seen this, from my friend at A Curiosity Shop--printing with a steamroller:


It does get results.

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 27, 2009 at 9:24pm — 3 Comments

mmm . . . Bakery

I've been hearing many good things lately about Bakery, a pubic-relations/marketing company owned by artist Jaime Derringer and publisher Erin Loechner. They specialize in helping small businesses with the most important, and most overlooked, parts of running one--marketing, PR, websites, strategic planning, etc. etc. Earlier this week, they had a great Biz Ladies post on media kits over on… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 27, 2009 at 9:10pm — 1 Comment

Pantone OOPS

My intern just let me know that the Spring 2009 forecast from Pantone is also available. I'm so embarrassed. :) Here is the Spring report for your downloading pleasure.



Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 27, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wood Type for Sale

Malcolm Dean has an enormous collection of wood type--373 fonts, plus 129 related items--and it's up for sale.

"What I learned is that a collection, like any work of art, is alive, and grows and changes according to the attention you give it," he says. "If I had the time, I'd cull some sections of the collection, and build others up, especially the strong simple faces I like best--the antiques, the gothics, the early Page fonts, and… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Envelope Question

About six months ago I created a custom order for a coworkers wife. He selected white paper and wanted all the text and art to be letterpress printed in a very deep purple/eggplant color. He did not specify the envelope color on the order form so since I had a eggplant envelope that matched almost exactly I boxed the order up with those. The day after delivery he brought all the envelopes in and asked to exchange them for white (no big deal,) but it got me wondering as I get…


Added by Jane hancock papers on March 23, 2009 at 2:10am — 1 Comment

Pantone sneaks? Hold me back!!!

Not that I'll be getting a tax refund, but I almost jumped out of my printing Danskos when I saw these:

SeaVees Pantone Sneakers! These are PMS 391, of course, and there are many other colors available for $125… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Riding the rails

I promised this post many weeks ago, and to my horror I'm only posting it now! But for those who suffer daily from the shame of low rails on your platen press, I give you

Michael from Interrobang Letterpress' ingenious, illustrated solution using formica. The complete directions are on his flickr page,… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 20, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

"There is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."

This lovely letterpress print is the joint effort of Chandler O'Leary of Anagram Press and Jessica Spring of Springtide Press. Available in their Etsy store, the edition is limited to 108. The colophon reads:

"Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) continued the work of the… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 20, 2009 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Did I miss something?

What about spring and summer? Seems like it's still pretty frosty here . . . in spite of that, Pantone has just released its Fall 2009 color predictions. As goes fashion, so goes print!

You can download a .pdf of the full report… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Book Cover Archive

Design ideas come from anywhere and everywhere--and even if you don't have time to read, maybe looking at book covers will at least cleanse your palate.

The Book Cover Archive has over a thousand covers so far, and is searchable by designer as well as author and title. And, it's pretty.…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 3, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Type women

Ladies of Letterpress, literally:

Along with type creatures and type bikes, the type ladies are for sale in Mary Sutter's Etsy shop here. Via Green Chair Press… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Heidelberg Scholarship for Creative Leadership in Print

The days of long letterpress apprenticeships might be far behind us, but I was surprised to see this in my inbox the other day. From the site: "The purpose of the scholarship is to provide accomplished creative professionals the opportunity to develop essential leadership skills required to successfully grow in a dynamic industry." If you're a creative professional… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 3, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

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