August 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Member Spotlight: Starshaped Press!

Meet Jen, the force behind Starshaped Press in Chicago! Starshaped is all type--both metal and wood--all the time, and their work shows a love of typography and the craft of letterpress that's almost unmatched. They also share a fondness for my most beloved press, the C&P 10x15. See more photographs of their work and shop here.

How did you become a…

Added by Kseniya Thomas on August 30, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

It's time to start thinking May 2011!

May 2011 seems like a long ways a way, but it's almost time to book next year's Ladies of Letterpress booth at the National Stationery Show! While I'm still working out the size and location of our booth, the

contract for the booth rental for next year will be sent out soon. If

you have lines of cards or paper goods that you have developed, or are

developing, for… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on August 21, 2010 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

Fall Workshop Preview

We have some really great classes coming up at the studio and would love for you to check them out!

1) Introduction to LetterpressI Love Stationery! where you learn to set type and print your own

personalized note cards, is coming up on…


Added by Mindy Belloff on August 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight: Megan Adie!

Megan Adie has a wide variety of interesting letterpress and book arts experience--read below for an insider's view of letterpress-printing in Switzerland, and the (growing?) interest in letterpress in Europe.

How did you become a printer?

I learned how to print in the Book Arts program at UC Santa Barbara; I initially applied because I enjoyed binding, and though I had lots of experience with… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on August 16, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Vandercook 100 - Call for entries

The Vandercook 100 is a self-publishing venture by the letterpess studio, Just Vandy.
The book celebrating 100 years of printing on the Vandercook proof press (1909-2009). the Vandercook 100 will showcase 100 internationally respected teachers, practitioners, and designers, recognized for their letterpress work and fot their love of the Vandercook proof… Continue

Added by Armina Ghazaryan on August 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Auction w/ Pearl Press, Cutter, Lots of Type in Springwater, NY next Tuesday

Ladies --

My grandparents up in Corning, NY called me with this info this evening...hope someone can give this Pearl a little TLC and a good home! :)

Added by Kristina Hopkins on August 12, 2010 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Job Announcement - FSU Press Manager

Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University seeks a Press Manager. Advanced skills in letterpress, bookmaking, printmaking and grant writing desired. Responsibilities include day to day operation of SCAP, working with visiting artists and faculty, and grant writing.

This position is a 30 hour a week position with the possibility of adjunct teaching in the book arts or printmaking if candidate has a MFA in related field. Possibility of additional salary from grant supported… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on August 9, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight: Cindy Tomczyk of Paper Parasol Press!

This week, the spotlight welcomes Paper Parasol Press--a great gal we had the chance to meet at this year's National Stationery Show.

How did you become a printer?

I've always been interested in printmaking. I was an illustration major with a minor in photography, so I never got a chance to squeeze… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on August 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Friday Frivolity: No Way Edition

Link via Happy Weekend, and Happy…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on August 6, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

McClain's exposure unit in action

I had a few requests from LofL members to tell more about my experiences with this exposure unit, so here are photos of our set-up and some more info at my blog -

Added by Jessica C. White on August 3, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Intership at Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress

I moved to Knoxville in 2005 to intern with Yee-Haw. I fell in love with both the city and a certain young man and remain here happily. The type collection at Yee-Haw is amazing and the shop is right in the heart of downtown. I'd be happy to talk in depth to anyone who is interested in this internship. Please pass on the information to your friends, students, and letterpress peers.




Added by katie ries on August 2, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Member Spotlight: Chester Cat Press!

Chester Cat Press is the fledgling press of Lindsay Lusby and Emma Sovich. Check out their great blogs, here and here.

How did you become a printer?

Emma and I met as undergrads at Washington College in Chestertown,

Maryland where we were lucky enough to be introduced to the world… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on August 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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