October 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Giveaway of new Rodeo themed print at Sycamore Street Press

To enter the giveaway, click on over to my blog. I'll choose a winner at random next Monday, November 2nd.



Thanks!

Eva…



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Added by eva - Sycamore Street Press on October 27, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Printing in Tibet

Printeresting has posted this great video of printers working in the Derge Parkhang, the "last remaining Tibetan printing temple of its kind". Not exactly letterpress printing, but I'm immersed in Asian printing and bookbinding history, and consider block printing an ancient precursor to letterpress.



I just love the fluidity of their… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on October 27, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

Special announcement for everyone - LofL Scholarship Fund

A special announcement for Ladies of Letterpress:



First of all, Kseniya and I (Jessica) would like to thank all of you for creating the community we’ve been looking for when we set up this site. It couldn’t have been possible without your enthusiasm and good cheer. Now with over 300 members, you have tackled topics from proper back support during printing to helping each other jump-start your businesses through joining forces at craft shows. You are a fantastic group and we’re proud… Continue

Added by Jessica C. White on October 20, 2009 at 8:44pm — 5 Comments

Starting out: Vivian Leung of 9SpotMonk

For all of you just starting out, or wondering how to just start out, here's a great interview on Wantist with Lady of Letterpress Vivian Leung of 9SpotMonk. She talks about the early days and evolution of her business (including her first National Stationery Show!), her creative process, her first press (a Model O Poco), and the origin of that great and unique… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on October 16, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

myPANTONE iPhone app

I could easily become one of those people who collects things until it drives them nuts--miniature kitchen tools, old postcards, ironic t-shirts--but so far I've been able to keep myself in check. It's getting harder and harder to resist the thousands of awesome-sounding and useful-seeming iPhone apps, and even harder to resist the wealth of Pantone products out there (sneaks,… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on October 15, 2009 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Holiday Card Giveaway at Sycamore Street Press + Our First Class!

+ To see more images of our letterpress holiday cards or to purchase some, click here.



+ To enter the giveaway for a pack of 6 holiday cards of your choice, click here. I'll pick a winner at random next Monday, October 19th.



+ We're teaching… Continue

Added by eva - Sycamore Street Press on October 13, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

New Orleans City Park Botanical Garden / LSU Agriculture Center Fall Show

Saturday & Sunday October 17 & 18th 10am -4pm

Pamela Conway Caruso will be representing the non-profit New Orleans ArtWorks with an exhibit offering one-of-a-kind inked and hand-printed botanical impressions of New Orleans foliage and other works on paper.

New Orleans ArtWorks @ the New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio (727 Magazine Street) offers demonstrations and workshops in glassblowing and printmaking for groups and individuals. The Fall Garden Show… Continue

Added by Pamela Conway Caruso on October 9, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

100th Anniversary Vandercook Model

After working with Heidelbergs, I've finally come around to Vandercooks.



I've assembled one too... and so can you! (^_^)



The Pacific Center for the Book Arts has published a new Vandercook paper model to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the press. This press was designed by Shirley Edwards, who used to work at Logos Graphics (where I currently work). I helped in the layout and print production of this piece and have… Continue

Added by Lars K on October 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Film titles through the ages

Christian Annyas loves film, and like many of us, I know, he especially loves movie titles (anyone else squint at the credits to see who designed them?). He has assembled hundreds of opening and closing titles, from the silent film era onwards, which are fabulous examples of the still thriving art of hand-lettering. A few of my favorites are below:…





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Added by Kseniya Thomas on October 6, 2009 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

The Society of Design

In the vein of such civic-minded designer-focused initiatives as Design Can Change, The Society of Design is a new group based in Lancaster, PA, whose goal is to inspire and educate its members through excursions and exhibits, while requiring that members complete ten hours of volunteer design each month that benefits the local community in some way. Their lineup of guest speakers this fall and into 2010 is red-hot, and includes… Continue

Added by Kseniya Thomas on October 5, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Ravenswood Art Walk... for all you Chicagoans with nothing better to do this weekend!

Hey Ladies,

This weekend (Oct. 3rd and 4th) is the annual Ravenswood ArtWalk in Chicago. Many of the lovely ladies of letterpress will be showing off their studios all weekend, Starshaped included. We're drying our Olympic-sized tears on the 100lb cover stock we're using to set up Chicago-style 'flags' for the general public to come and print. Rally with us and come on over for treats and good conversation. We'll also be setting up new prints we're working on for the Fall and the holidays.… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on October 3, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

seesaw + 2010 letterpress calendar







We're so excited to share that our 2010 letterpress calendar is now complete!



Our design was inspired by nature and a love for classic modern shapes, resulting in a playful exploration of form and color interaction. The design also… Continue

Added by SeeSaw Designs on October 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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