Jen Starshaped's Blog (9)

It's that time again!

Come on out if you're in the Chicago area!

Added by Jen Starshaped on November 11, 2011 at 6:52pm — 2 Comments

Starshaped Press Open House

Hi Ladies,

I'm behind on posting this, but if you're in the Chicago area, our annual open house (number 11 this year!) is this Saturday, November 13th, from 7-10pm. We'd love to see you, and if you can come on the early side, I'll pull out some of our new wood type to show off... there are some beauties.

The info is on our site at, and here's an image to entice you... it's a forme set up and ready for everyone to print Saturday… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on November 12, 2010 at 1:32pm — No 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

The Annual Type Sale at the Platen Press Museum, Zion Illinois

Hey Ladies,

This Saturday, May 1st, is the annual type, etc. sale up at the Platen Press Museum in Zion IL (about an hour north of Chicago). It runs from 9-2, and you'll be able to find just about everything you need to get started in printing that you might not already have. There will be a ton of metal type priced to go, as well as all the other bits and pieces at what I think are very reasonable prices. Some of the Starshaped ladies will be there to help out, and if you stick around til… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on April 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The 2010 Starshaped Press Wedding Collection

We're pleased to announce our new Wedding Collection, featuring a full line of invitations printed only with metal and wood type, with a few lino cuts thrown in for good measure and variety. We have 6 different cleverly themed collections, with a number of layout possibilities within each theme. All of the themes showcase the best of our type collection and provide a great deal of flexibility for ladies and gents looking to stray a little from… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on February 10, 2010 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

The Tenth Annual Starshaped Press Open House

We are so pleased and humbled to announce our 10th annual open house, the 5th open house at our current Ravenswood location. We can’t pretend that this would have been possible without the incredible support of our friends, family and faithful clients and supporters. In honor of those that have made this milestone happen, we’re throwing the open house to end all open houses, including giveaways (extra special for the first 20 guests!), recession era pricing on all of our prints (yes, all!) and… Continue

Added by Jen Starshaped on December 2, 2009 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Chicago's very own DIY Trunkshow

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 — 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

The Starshaped Press Chicago Ladies of Letterpress Open House!

Hello all! This Saturday, July 11th, from 11-5, Starshaped Press will be hosting the first of two open houses to celebrate our tenth anniversary. If you're in Chicago, we sure hope you'll stop by. We're pleased to have a handful of Chicago's finest lady printers with us (also member of this here LOL network), so it's sure to be a hoot.

The Bulldog Lock Co. Building
4636 N. Ravenswood #103
Chicago, Illinois

Added by Jen Starshaped on July 7, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments


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