I don't normally share my work here but I am so pleased about how this art print turned out. This is only my second art print and my first figurative piece that I have done in letterpress. I have been working mostly on cards and other stationery type items.
My fine art painting has been on hold since I fell in love with letterpress and I have been dying to create a figurative piece as… Continue
Added by Brandi Powell on November 24, 2009 at 3:19am —
Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA)
is happy to offer the Ladies of Letterpress community a special holiday promotion for its new Vandercook paper model.
The model, produced in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Vandercook Universal I Proofing Press
, arrives flat in a manila envelope with instructions for assembly. The paper… Continue
Added by Lars K on November 19, 2009 at 7:10pm —
Via the Photopolymer Listserv
, a visual representation of various occupations, male vs. female , from 1850-1900:
I typed in "Typesetter"--why the female peak around 1900?
Check it out… Continue
Added by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers on November 19, 2009 at 10:01am —
A simple and sweet hello… Continue
Added by SeeSaw Designs on November 18, 2009 at 8:28pm —
OK, folks, there are some things I just can't keep my mouth shut about. The Home Letterpress Machine
is one of them. All I can say is shame on you, Paper Source.
THIS IS NOT LETTERPRESS. This maybe can create letterpress-looking, or letterpress-ish, or letterpress wanna-be things, but to call this Letterpress - without any note of "not really but you can… Continue
Added by Maggie Roberts on November 18, 2009 at 3:06pm —
Just got an email from HOW magazine...they're looking for beautiful wedding invites to feature in an upcoming issue of the magazine...get all the details here:
Added by Kristina Hopkins on November 16, 2009 at 11:51am —
I just read this article on nytimes.com and thought I'd share, it's quite amusing. Even though I'm definitely not a type expert per say, I can relate on some level, recalling all of the times I've shuddered at the glance of an ill-chosen use of Comic Sans... : )
Added by Olivia Samson on November 16, 2009 at 12:38am —
This Saturday, November 21st, join the craftiest folks in Chicago at the DIY Trunkshow. It runs from 10-5 at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse on the west side, and will feature many talented midwesterners, many of whom I believe are on this site here! We at Starshaped will be there with a *lot* of cards, prints and posters, so if you are in the city of big shoulders, be sure to stop by and say hi.…
Added by Jen Starshaped on November 16, 2009 at 12:33am —
I’m starting a new letterpress business in Oakland, California and I have a few questions about the industry. I would really appreciate some feedback from those who have been in the business for a while. And of course, if you have any other advise or feedback, I’d really appreciate that as well.
I’ve created a survey with just 9 questions. Here is the link to it:… Continue
Added by Rebecca Peters on November 13, 2009 at 2:49pm —
Added by a. favorite on November 12, 2009 at 12:50am —
I'm wondering if any other ladies(or fellows) of letterpress are in the Chicago area and looking for a shared printing space. I may have an opportunity for a very affordable co-operative space of between 600 and 800 square feet. I also have the equipment to set up a well-furnished shop, but alas, not the budget to rent a space on my own.
I have one other friend, a designer who likes printing as well who is very interested in a combined space of shared resources and cost. If there's… Continue
Added by J. Elizabeth on November 9, 2009 at 12:30pm —
This shop, located in Chicago, has been idle for years, and I've been trying to get it into the hands of fellow printers for the last few years. The owner is elderly, his wife is in a rest home and the bills are mounting. He is moving out of his space, and selling the whole collection. Here's a very short list of what we have to sell:
C&P 8x12 Old Style $1200 OBO
Older, Vandercook galley proof press (FOUND THE INKING… Continue
Added by J. Elizabeth on November 5, 2009 at 2:30pm —
How sweet is this baby-faced printer-in-training? Note the wedge quoins in the chases, the row of platens, the pressman remarking on something, the sleeve garters. The caption reads: "New York, February 1917. "Horace Lindfors, 14-year-old printer's helper, sizing up leads for the Riverside Press, First Avenue." 5x7 inch glass negative. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine." Via… Continue
Added by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers on November 5, 2009 at 9:30am —
This past weekend, a friend told me about Tin Eye--a search engine that lets you search by image, rather than by words. From the site, tineye.com:
"TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification… Continue
Added by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers on November 4, 2009 at 8:30am —
A new 5x7" letterpress print
printed in grey, citron & seafoam with a favorite Frank Lloyd Wright quote: Stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Now available in our shoppe for only… Continue
Added by SeeSaw Designs on November 3, 2009 at 2:31pm —
The perpetual type favorite Mrs Eaves, designed by Zuzana Licko for Emigre, has a new companion type, Mr Eaves Sans
It's gorgeous, of course, and reminds me a lot of Johnston Sans, the famous type used in the London underground:
Added by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers on November 3, 2009 at 8:30am —