Thursday, March 22, 2012

In the studio...

Alyson Hurt was recently in the studio to print some stationery for a birthday gift for her mom, featuring some of Pyramid's metal ornaments: Ornaments
See her post (with a lot of great photos) over on her blog!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In the studio...

Bridget Stoyko, Sara Shaffer and Erin Brophy are veterans at printing with photopolymer on the Vandercook and wanted to try their hand at setting some type and printing on the tabletop platen press. So I gave them a crash course and helped them print some awesome coasters (photo by Bridget):

Photo collage time!

Bridget printed coasters for her beer-loving husband:

Sara printed posture reminder coasters (they just reminded me to sit up straight!):

And Erin made some cute coasters with a flamingo ornament!:

Thanks to Bridget for taking all the photos!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In the Forest & It Came from the Deep

Just wanted to share photos of the two pieces from Pyramid's spring staff print exchange  that included letterpress. Letterpress Associate, Melanie submitted this pretty radish pressure print:

Artist-in-residence Lee Marchalonis also included letterpress in her print:
Very nice! It's interesting to see how letterpress looks on different types of paper.

Check out the Screenprint Society's post on the screenprinted pieces from the exchange and see all of the prints up on the display wall at Pyramid!

Monday, March 19, 2012

In the studio...

Pyramid has partnered with the Sargasso Sea Alliance for a project called the Sargasso Sea Scrolls. The Scrolls will feature illustrations of Sargasso Sea species rendered by artists from the US, Bermuda and the UK screenprinted onto translucent handmade paper.

Erin and I were in the studio this weekend to print the broadsheets that will serve as the key/credit sheet to the illustrated species on the actual scrolls. We printed three colors onto a beautiful rainbow roll background, previously screenprinted by Marty and Becca.

Here are some photos taken by our photographer/taskmaster, Marty:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In the studio...

Former intern, Amanda King, was recently in the studio to print invitations to her friend's bridal shower. With a little help from Leslie and myself, Amanda set all the text with lead type and printed these on the Universal! (The cute toaster image was done by screenprinting).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Maintenance Day photos!

This Saturday, we had our semi-annual Letterpress Maintenance Day. Thanks so much to all the volunteers who chipped in to help whip the presses and the studio into shape:
Helen Baribeau, Erin Brophy, Bob Cmarik, Lauren Emeritz, Kathryn Hoeppel, Alyson Hurt, Amanda King, Jason Lee, Janine Osif, Elizabeth Reiner, Michelle Seaman and Sarah Studer.

Here are some photos that Melanie was able to snap during the day:

And here are some "after" shots. Love how tidy everything is looking!

UPDATE 10:33am:
Here are some more photos, taken by Alyson Hurt: