April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

"Hello from..." Postcard Swap update

Hi everyone,

We now have 70 participants representing the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. We also have participants from Ontario Canada, Tasmania Australia, and the British… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on April 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Letterpress Week at oh, hello, friend!

letterpress week at oh,hello friend!
image by: letteria

Added by Jessica C. White on April 27, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

The Annual Type Sale at the Platen Press Museum, Zion Illinois

Hey Ladies,

This Saturday, May 1st, is the annual type, etc. sale up at the Platen Press Museum in Zion IL (about an hour north of Chicago). It runs from 9-2, and you'll be able to find just about everything you need to get started in printing that you might not already have. There will be a ton of metal type priced to go, as well as all the other bits and pieces at what I think are very reasonable prices. Some of the Starshaped ladies will be there to help out, and if you stick around til… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on April 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century (A documentary)

A nice trailer for this documentary in the making. I can't wait to see it when it's done!

Added by Jessica C. White on April 26, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

So You Need a Typeface

I love this flowchart! Especially the part that asks if 'you cried while watching Terminator' and the meandering path to Comic Sans. I'm hoping that it'll become available as a poster one day...

Update: it is available as a poster now, and you can pre-order it here -…


Added by Jessica C. White on April 23, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Dangerous or comic?

and maybe a little sad!

via Scott, and the Letpress…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on April 20, 2010 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

"Hello from..." Letterpress Postcard Swap

Just wanted to let everyone know about a new postcard exchange, organized by Camille Robin:

Hi all, FYI Labor Day is Sept. 6 this year. I would like to have you mail me your postcards that week (or sooner if you want). Please send $5.00 to cover the mailing cost back to you. I will use the flat rate priority box which currently is $4.95. The extra nickle is to help defray postage costs for some of our members that don't reside in the U.S.… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on April 18, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Spring Show and Sale - Evanston Print and Paper

If you're in the Chicago/Evanston area, swing by Evanston Print and Paper tomorrow for
our Spring Show and Sale!

Added by Olivia Samson on April 16, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Optical Sounds at Mills College

If you're free tomorrow night and live in the Bay area, check this out!

Added by Lars K on April 8, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

National Museum of Women in the Arts' Library Fellows Grant

Ooohh, this looks very exciting. I'm sure a number of women here would be interested in this program!


The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Library Fellows Program Grant is now accepting applications!

The Library Fellows Program was established in 1989 to…

Added by Lars K on April 7, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

How To Print With Letterpress - Guardian article

I enjoyed this article, and get a chuckle out of how much the journalist is into terminology, and translating it into everyday language. There's just one thing I want to correct - Johannes Gutenberg didn't invent letterpress in the 1400s. It was already in practice for hundreds of years in China, including metal type used in present-day Korea. Gutenberg did an amazing job at adapting it to the western alphabet, and… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on April 4, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Entries - Abecedarian Gallery

Hi, I wanted to pass along this call for entries from Abecedarian Gallery for an upcoming show, "Works from Wood". From the prospectus: "Works from Wood is an exhibition of prints and artists’ books produced wholly or in part as woodblocks, woodcuts or wood engravings." Submission deadline is April 15, 2010.

Added by Jessica C. White on April 3, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Scholarship oops!

We're having some difficulties with our email account. While we get the problems sorted out, please send all scholarship submissions directly to Jessica at jessica.c.white@gmail.com.


Added by Jessica C. White on April 1, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

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