September 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Announcing the Ladies of Letterpress 2011 National Stationery Show lineup!

Thanks to all of you for your interest in the Ladies of Letterpress booth at next year's National Stationery show! I received more than 40 replies to my call for participants, and of those, I'm thrilled that the following eleven printers will be able to show with us next year. They're all great printers with a wonderful diversity of work. Here they are:

Kim Burks, Paper Lovely

Libbie Chenier,… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 30, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

More good things in 2011: Pantone's spring color forecast

2011 is already shaping up to be a banner year, what with another showing of Ladies of Letterpress at the National Stationery Show and the first ever Ladies of Letterpress Conference! According to our friends at Pantone, it's also going to be "An Exotic Journey:"

I just saw a paler version of Peapod and Russet on a project by a color savvy client of mine this week; it's always cool to see how… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 29, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Strange powers of foresight!

From a 19th century trade magazine, presumably, via @keeganmeegan on Twitter. See the whole thing here. Spoiler alert: the last bit gave me chills:

Printing houses, even fifty years hence, may be great silent factories, without…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 28, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Designing with Letterpress: Free Webinar October 7

I would be remiss if I didn't tell you about this, and entreat you to sign up immediately! From the press release:

While the whirr of the electronic world grew louder, an equally enthusiastic response emerged - namely a craving for beautiful handmade items that speak directly to our humanity. This trend has created new interest in designing with…

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 27, 2010 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

Ten Ways to Make Your Stationery Store Obsolete

Some interesting points relayed to me by the National Stationery Show newsletter, Paperclips. You can apply to join Holly's group on stationery and stationery trends here. I especially like #5--do you read PaperSpecs and Felt and Wire, for example?--and #6; let us never grow too big to write… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 21, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ladies of Letterpress Conference 2011: Logo Contest!

The Ladies of Letterpress Conference is happening! To kick things off, we're announcing a LofLCon2011 logo contest! The winning submission will be chosen by votes from the members of the Ladies of Letterpress, so you'll get to see all the submissions and pick the one you like best.

The new logo will be especially for the conference, but will be displayed until then on the LofL main page, on our… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 20, 2010 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Workshops this Fall at the Studio!

We have put together our Fall schedule and have some great classes this year! So come check us out!!!

INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS – Sunday 12:00-3:30pm, September 19

THIS OLD BOOK: RESTORATION MARATHON – Sat/Sun 10am-4pm, September 11 & 12 or Sunday, October 31

ADVENTURES IN LETTERPRESS: WOOD & METAL TYPE – 4 Monday eves, September 20 - October 18

DIY WEDDING INVITES - 5 Monday eves…


Added by Mindy Belloff on September 17, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Friday Frivolity: Paper is a good thing

Watch the YouTube video on the horrors of a paperless office here. Have a nice weekend!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 17, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Business card sizes may vary

So where did our 2x3.5 size come from?

Via Kyle Van Horn's Flickr stream

Anyone want to join forces and bring these standards back?… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 15, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Feedback Loop + Design Ignites Change: the notebooks are in!

The letterpress-printed notebooks for the Design Ignites Change project, previously blogged about here, have hit the e-stands, and each one is more lovely than the last! Regard:

Photo via Felt and Wire

A high percentage… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Member Spotlight: Cleanwash Letterpress!

Today we feature Colleen Walsh of Cleanwash Letterpress in Philadelphia. Check out her story of closet to castle (I exaggerate!) print shops here, along with great photos of said shop. She'll be one of the Ladies in the LofL booth at the National Stationery Show, too!

How did you become a printer?
I was a fibers…

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 13, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

Reminder: Midwest Printer's Fair this weekend!

just a friendly reminder that the Great Northern and Midwest Printer's Fair in Mount Pleasant Iowa is this weekend, September 17 and 18th. There will be many demonstrations, workshops, collaboration, a swap meet and an auction!

Please come, bring your friends, bring your check book (there's always treasure here!) and any projects you'd like to work on using the new treadle platen presses, the Vandercooks, the Linotypes, or the new, only… Continue

Added by J. Elizabeth on September 12, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

This would look great in your shop

You know it would--you could put a press on top of it, if need be!

I have a pretty retro shop, located in a defunct shoe factory, but I still find myself driving by old garages, car showrooms, etc, and fantasizing about having a gorgeous shop of yesteryear. I have a whole bookmark file for…


Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 8, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Special Labor Day Member Spotlight: Your Life's Work!

Today, a special Member Spotlight that shines on every printer, past and present! Take a minute on this Labor Day to check out the video below from 1947, which is part of the Your Life's Work Series, and reflect on the great, historical thing it is we do!

Added by Kseniya Thomas on September 6, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Heartbroken over Stephen Kinsella

I've relied on the amazing selection of paper from Stephen Kinsella Paper Co. for years, so I was shocked and saddened to see this post at Printeresting that they're closing this fall - They were truly wonderful people to work with, and I'll miss them.

Added by Jessica C. White on September 2, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

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