July 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Scholarhsip winner Mirka takes a class in Seattle

One of our scholarship winners for 2009, Mirka Hokkanen, has started her class in Seattle and shares her experiences in typesetting and linocuts at her blog - http://mirka-h.blogspot.com/2010/07/letterpress-revelations.html.

Added by Jessica C. White on July 29, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Typeface the film is now available on iTunes

I got this note in my inbox today:


is now available for download on…


Added by Jessica C. White on July 29, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Member Spotlight: Lars Kim of Logos Graphics!

Meet Lars Kim, letterpress-printer, die-cutter, screen-printer, and much more extraordinaire of Logos Graphics in San Francisco. For more pics of her great work, check out her flickr stream.


Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 26, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

My Gordo Adventure

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm documenting a printing residency I'm doing this week in Gordo, Alabama at my blog - http://heroesandcriminalspress.blogspot.com/. The residency is at The Fetters Book Art Center in Studio 150, the home of Jessica Peterson and Amos Kennedy who you may know from the documentary Proceed and Be Bold!

The center is now looking for printers interested in getting away for a while to print in… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on July 20, 2010 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

Member Spotlight: Helen Ingram of Hi-Artz Press

Today, we venture across the Atlantic to talk with Helen of Hi-Artz Press, which is located in Luton in the UK.

How did you become a printer?

Dad taught me lino cutting and an appreciation for letterforms through calligraphy and signwriting when I was a kid. I then started working in

print when I… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 19, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

We've got an internship

Hi Ladies,

Starshaped Press is looking for an intern to start anytime in the near future, and thought we'd try here first!

We are located in Chicago and work strictly with hand set metal and wood type. We have an extensive type collection that is a living, breathing monster in our studio that needs to be maintained. Duties would include sorting, setting, organizing, labeling, proofing and otherwise monitoring the type (mostly metal) so that we can make sure that it all gets used… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on July 14, 2010 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

More fashion finds from Angel Bomb

Todd of Angel Bomb Design, the genius behind the Ladies of Letterpress Logo (the one that takes up your face space till you post a picture, and adorns the LofL t-shirts!), has done it again:

Men's and women's sizes, available in his store.…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Member Spotlight: Lisa Rappoport of Littoral Press!

We are excited to present to you a new Monday morning feature on the LofL blog: Member Spotlight! The light shines brightly today on Lisa Rappoport, owner of Littoral Press in Oakland, California. She prints…

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 12, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Chicago Letterpress Sale THIS WEEK!

So we sold the house and I can't move this whole shop so I need people to come and buy things! See what you want, and make an offer. Lots of darkroom supplies, art supplies and vintage crafty stuff too!

Most important to move as soon as possible (like this week!): old style 8x12 C&P in excellent condition. Several sets of rollers, ink fountain and impression counter included. Motor mount but no motor. Also have a shaft and gear to convert it to foot power. Make an offer!!!… Continue

Added by J. Elizabeth on July 11, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Friday Frivolity

It's important to love your peanuts! Clearly this was taken last winter (hence winter coat)--hope it's nice and cool where you are!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 9, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

The End of Movable Type in China

An interesting article about letterpress printing in China - http://www.idsgn.org/posts/the-end-of-movable-type-in-china/. My most recent book project was printed in both Chinese and English, but I used polymer plates for the Chinese to avoid the headaches of setting it in metal type. I'm planning on a trip to Taiwan next spring - if anyone knows of a print shop or other printing related place I should visit, let me… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on July 8, 2010 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

17th Annual Printer's Fair, Swap Meet and Auction!!!

If you're in the Mid West or can get here, come to Mt Pleasant Iowa for the 17th Annual Mid West Printer's Fair and Auction September 17 and 18, 2010. This year debuts the newly refurbished antiwue ruling machine, a Victorian contraption use for creating ledger books and columned papers. (Yours truly may be at the helm so you don't want to miss it!)

This event is a great weekend full of steam powered presses, Linotype casting, printing,… Continue

Added by J. Elizabeth on July 7, 2010 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Learn to design type!

As fun as it is to use it, wouldn't it be even more exciting to design your own typeface? Or at least learn how really difficult (and rewarding, I'm sure!) designing new type is?

If you're in NYC July 12-16, you might check out Hoefler & Frere-Jones collaborator and type-designer Sara Soskolne's class "Turning Letters into Type" at the School of Visual… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 7, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

“The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination.”

Artist Francie Randolph's latest artwork may not be immediately legible to everyone, but what it says to those who are fluent in Braille speaks volumes. Randolph has illustrated parts of J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard commencement speech, entitled “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination," with the raised type of the visually impaired, and bound by hand the result into 15 books. A vellum overlay, shown above, provides… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on July 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Who Does She Think She Is?

I just wanted to point out this film that will be shown at The Book (R)evolution conference - http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/. Not specifically about letterpress, but I think some pertinent questions that many of us have encountered.

Added by Jessica C. White on July 1, 2010 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment



11th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference

November 5-7, 2010

Silver Spring, MD (Washington DC Metro Area)

Event Hours:

Friday, November 5: 7PM-9PM Preview Party

Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

Sunday, November 7: 11AM-5PM

Juried fair exhibitor application due July 12!

Apply… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on July 1, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

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