March 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Letterpress Rug

Although not practical for a print studio, placed in your den or great room this rug could echo your love for fonts:

(Found on the Cranky Pressman's ( *#)#@! blog.) 

Added by Sandra Youngblood on March 26, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Resources Page

Hi everyone,

Please note that we now have a "Resources" tab across the top menu bar. This is a work in progress, so feel free to suggest additions to the list!




Added by Jessica C. White on March 24, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Paint Tubes

Hi, Ladies!

I just found these offerings tonight and wanted to pass them along!

The first is from a post from the Green Chair Press Blog:


Added by Sandra Youngblood on March 23, 2011 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

grain direction

What would the grain direction be for a 5 x 3 card printed landscape? Thanks in advance for your answers.

Added by Lauren Stedman on March 23, 2011 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

Ladies in San Francisco

I had an incredible time in San Francisco this week, where Kseniya and I gave a talk at the San Francisco Center for the Book about the Ladies of Letterpress. The SFCB crew were really on top of their game and gave us such a warm welcome, complete with delicious…


Added by Jessica C. White on March 20, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

a job opening!

From Crayton-Heritage Letterpress in Charlotte, NC:

we have an opening or two for production; letterpress printing, foil stamping, die cutting, knife operator, etc.

thank you in advance for your help.

duane juell

Crayton-Heritage Letterpress
2321-B Distribution Street
Charlotte, NC 28203

Added by Jessica C. White on March 20, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hearts+Hands for Japan


Lynn Russell from Satsuma Press has organized a raffle called Hearts+Hands, 100% of whose proceeds will be donated to the relief efforts in Japan. More than 50 printers, designers, and other small…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 19, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

Conference Updates

If you haven't checked the Ladies of Letterpress conference website recently, you should stop by and check out all the new things that have been added! There is only a preliminary schedule posted, but good descriptions of each panel and demo we have planned. The list of speakers has grown immensely, and we've picked up a sponsor! We also have a block of rooms booked at the hotel, reserved at a a special conference rate. Go take a look!

Added by Jessica C. White on March 17, 2011 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

Making Faces DVD - Preorder at discount

Introducing a new film by Richard Kegler. 'Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century' is a fascinating design documentary that captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).

The region free DVD will be shipping in mid-April, but you can …


Added by Jeanne Komp on March 16, 2011 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Wood Type the Way Hamilton Intended


Check out that huge DEC! From the Utah State Historical Society; found while looking for photos for…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Letterpress Cards for Tsunami Relief Effort

My friend Tomoko from Tota Press is offering this lovely set of four letterpress printed A2 note cards, with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan and the Pacific. These cards feature her lovely design work, plus the cause (and her generosity) are well worth supporting:



Added by Lars K on March 14, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

How to Oil your Press: the Definitive Guide?

My friend Bill Welliver posted the following on the Letpress Listserv a while back, and I thought I'd repost the whole thing, with permission, here. Bill is an electrical engineer by training and a type-caster by choice; I also bought my first c+p from him. I've highlighted the crux of the matter below; if you need an oiling chart for your trusty platen, you can find one… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 14, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Love Letterhead

I've mentioned Steven Heller's excellent daily email, The Daily Heller, before, but I can't help mentioning it again. I want to re-post nearly every Heller I get: they're always interesting and often typographical, illustrational, or print-ographical. A few years ago I was doing some research in the Library of Congress, and it wound up taking…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 11, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Mohawk Show 12 Call for Entries

Time to strut your best Mohawk--or your best stuff printed on any of Mohawk's fine sheets! Read on: 


Mohawk invites you to submit your work to Mohawk Show 12. Four best of show winners will receive $5000 each. $2,500 will be paid to the winning design team in each of…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 9, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Reminder: Ladies of Letterpress at San Francisco Center for the Book

On March 17th, Jessica and I will host a reception and talk about Ladies of Letterpress and the upcoming conference. Part of the event is an one-night exhibition for local Ladies to show off their printing. So between now and March 17th, if you live in the Bay area, I encourage you to drop off your printed works at SFCB (300 De Haro Street, Suite 334, San Francisco). Be sure you label them and mention that they're for the Ladies of Letterpress show. Don't forget business…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 8, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

C.C. Stern Type Foundry Open House

The C.C. STERN TYPE FOUNDRY is holding an open house event to mark the start of regular museum hours open to the public.

Join us:…


Added by Rebecca Gilbert on March 3, 2011 at 2:52am — No Comments's education pages = awesome


I have been meaning to post this forever--the tab has almost become a permanent fixture in my window! The Fontshop's Education page features a list of…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on March 2, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Kelsey Giveaway from All Along Press

The deadline for online entries in our Kelsey Giveaway is quickly approaching! All online entries must be received by Monday, March 14. Snail-mail entries must arrive by Thursday, March 17. You can still enter in person (if you’re in Saint Louis) up until the drawing at midnight on Friday the 18th!…


Added by Jessica C. White on March 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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