Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In the studio...

I took this photo a while ago but forgot to post it. Another awesome wood type poster by Steve:

I especially love the overlapped letters!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More photos from Happy Hour

These photos have been hanging out on my computer and camera for some time, but they're really best for sharing. Now you can get a better glimpse of what's been going on in the letterpress studio these last few weeks (and months).Here's Julia printing a funny Ohio pun greeting card that debuted at DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing.

And Jim setting type at a recent happy hour.

Kathy working on her awesome business cards.

Julia printing in some great magenta ink on the Chandler & Price Pilot Press. Julia and I are teaching a beginner's workshop on how to use the Pilot Press on July 24th. You can find more information and sign up here.

Lauren & Aly during the pressure prints mini-workshop at last week's happy hour.

And some of the work from the pressure prints mini workshop!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Hour 6.1.11 (Featuring Pressure Printing)

Non-letterpress things have been eating up my time and energy lately so it's been difficult to keep up with the blog.... But I'm back now, and hopefully I'll be posting more frequently again!

I forgot to bring my camera to last week's Happy Hour. Luckily, two photo whizzes with blogs of their own were there! During last week's Happy Hour, we experimented around with doing some pressure printing.

Here's Jim's cutout and print:

And here's Alyson's:

I really love that all three of our pressure printers did designs that were type-based. Jim did prints of two different ampersands, Alyson did a cutout of a two mirrored 3's and Lauren (our third participant) appropriately did the word "June"! I did snap some photos of all the designs with Melanie's camera. Hopefully she'll have some time to post them in the near future.

Hope to see you next time!