I’ve seen people set type in unique ways before, so I knew I wanted to give it a go for myself. Setting type in a circle was incredibly challenging. I did some math to make sure the phrase I was setting would fit but even with the advanced planning, it took a lot of work.
Every year I make some Valentine’s Day Cards. While I made these a while ago, I never go around to posting them online. I set the type as an example for students in class to show them a little lock up. I think the lock up itself is pretty cute, not gonna lie. But it
I made a TON of exclamation point cards in the fall of 2016. I had a gorgeous set of Bold ones and some Pastel beauties. Both of these styles sold out at the beginning of this year. When I was cleaning up in my studio though, I found some hidden plain white ones. These were
So my friend Paul gifted me with this amazing wood grain paper. He had some left over after a job he printed and thought I would enjoy it. Free paper? Always. Last week, I tested it out using a giant wood letter N that I borrowed from another pressman. I just couldn’t think of anything
Every year I teach a holiday card workshop. It’s one of my favorite classes because we have a huge variety of Christmas themed vintage cuts at the studio and I get to pull them out to play with. I also tend to hold the workshop on marathon day, so when we are working inside nice
When I went to London earlier this year, we wandered through a flea market filled with antiques. We came across a seller who had a ton of letterpress cuts! I sorted through hundreds before deciding on the final one I was going to buy. Here is the stall I sifted through: I ended up with
Every year I make a new set of Valentine’s day cards. I tend to lead a First Friday workshop at the art center where I teach and it’s always a perfect project to do with a new group of students. This year, I tried a few different things before settling on this lock up. It
For Christmas last year, I made a few of these notecards for my friends. They would look great with grey or white envelopes or maybe some sunny yellow ones. I letterpressed the top of the cards with grey ink and still have that piece locked up for future use. When I finished, I lettered the
I had a stack of multi colored Scrapbooking paper laying around in the studio and I couldn’t quite figure out what to print on it. I knew I wanted something that would be visible on multiple colors, and something minimal that would play nice off the color. I settled in on some minimalist exclamation points.