June 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Online Exhibit of Women Printers

Came across this wonderful online exhibit through Princeton University Library thanks to @blueroofdesigns via Twitter. Thought this may interest some of you since we're the Ladies of Letterpress.

Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book Designers.

Added by Melissa Gruntkosky on June 29, 2010 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Typographic tips

Love the good tips on well designed typography here, from Allan Haley - http://www.dynamicgraphics.com/dgm/Article/28654/.

Added by Jessica C. White on June 28, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Friday Frivolity

What is this? A wooden hand press of some kind?

Looks about right. Got the screw, the . . . legs, the frisket:

. . . with the stern image of some ancient guy.

But wait! What's this? Some kind of weird after-market

Pencil sharpener?!…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 25, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Changes coming to Ning

As you all might have heard, Ning will begin charging for its hosting services starting July 20. The plan that suits our needs best costs $19.95/month. The benefits of paying for this plan will be that we can have unlimited members, use our own domain, and sell our own ads. Currently, we don't receive any of the proceeds from the ads you see on the right of the LofL page; once we can sell ad space, we'll be able to cover… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Print for Good!

Mohawk paper, in support of its new Loop line, is giving letterpress printers not only the opportunity to try out the new stock, but also the opportunity to use their printing to support high school students through Design Ignites Change. I'll be taking part, and you could too! See the full details below. …


Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 23, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

The Printer's Handbook

Some mouthwatering examples of type and ornaments from BibliOdyssey: "The present work --- 'Schrift- und Polytypen-Proben' (1848) {Fonts and examples of different type} --- appears to be a fairly comprehensive model-book or copy-book aimed at printers. It contains a wide variety of fonts and typographic elements, decorative borders, printer's ornaments, page cornices, emblems,… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on June 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Save the date! LofLCon2011

Hi everyone! This is just a little note that the Ladies of Letterpress Conference is now in the works for 2011! It will be held on August 5-7, 2011 in Asheville, NC. We're so excited that this is actually happening, and we hope to see you there. Registration is now open!

Happy printing,
Jessica & Kseniya

Added by Jessica C. White on June 21, 2010 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

The Typesetters of 1910

From Shorpy:

Zoom in for some amazing detail!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 21, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Friday Frivolity: Comic Sans Speaks Out

Pretty hilarious!


[caution: swears!]

Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 18, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments


For all of the APA members on this list, this is a reminder that the deadline is approaching!

Deadline: July 8th, 2010
Minimum size:180 square inches (approx. 11x17)
Maximum: 24" in one dimension

Please email with any questions!
Melanie APA 797

Added by Heirloom Press on June 18, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Your copyright questions answered!

If you haven't been there yet, you probably will be someday: you're innocently trolling the Internets, when you happen upon a) your design, printed by someone else, b) a design you printed, unaware that it belonged to someone else c) your design/copy/logo/idea, being used by someone else. What do you do? Our friends at Think Bakery have arranged for Scott Schwartz of law firm Cozen O'Connor to answer selected questions on copyright (though it should be… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 15, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The Wolda Design Annual for 2010 is out

Wolda is the high-profile graphic design award that rewards the best logos and trademarks designed throughout the world, creating an archive that tracks the evolution of tastes, styles and trends in global design, year after year. Wolda’s standing is guaranteed by the endorsement of the most important… Continue

Added by Margot Cudmore on June 5, 2010 at 9:16am — No Comments

Changes in Class Schedule

Just wanted to inform everyone that there has been a slight change in our class schedule. Classic Bookbinding will now be on June 11th and 12th. Our upcoming classes before that are:



Added by Mindy Belloff on June 3, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

Letterpress as a Business: Follow-up

The great Lars and John at Logos Graphics have recorded and posted the audio of last week's Letterpress as a Business discussion at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and they are kindly letting me share it with you all, here!

It's in four parts:

1) Introductions

2) Job Costs and Pricing

3) Q&A

4) Finishing and More Q&A

I would love… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 3, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The Great Oil Leak Poster Project

A nuclear meltdown of the Gulf, the oil leak is already the worst environmental disaster . . . ever? John Gibby and Jeff Lush are organizing a poster show and sale, and are donating the proceeds to help suffering fishermen. Find more details here--all print methods are acceptable,…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on June 2, 2010 at 10:29pm — No Comments

LofL Scholarship winners

Congratulations to Erin Fae and Mirka Hokkanen for winning this year’s Ladies of Letterpress Scholarship! Kseniya and I (Jessica) were thrilled to see our inboxes fill with submissions, ranging from beginning classes to advanced classes as well as conferences. We really wish we had enough funding for everyone! We’re so glad to be able to help Erin and Mirka with developing their letterpress printing skills, and we wish them the best in future printing endeavors.

Thank you all so much… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on June 1, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Three Upcoming Classes!

We have some great classes coming up at the Studio! These include Classic Bookbinding, June 4th and 5th (Friday eve and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm) - Introduction to Letterpress, Sunday June 6th from 4-7pm - From Computer to Press: Printing From Plates, 5 Monday eves from June 7th - June 28th. At the studio you can learn and produce twice as much in half the time, with most classes limited to 4 students! So go to Studioonthesq.com for more info on these and… Continue

Added by Mindy Belloff on June 1, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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