Letterpress: 50 years of creativity | offthebeatenpress.com

I took a class to learn some of the finer details about a Challenge Proof Press in the studio where I volunteer and teach. In the class we went in pretty deep with some of the mechanics I didn’t know about.   At the end of the class, a group of us collaborated on a


So a few months ago I started working on this illustration of the white house made of beer related items.  My friend told me how they started brewing beer, & I thought it would be a fun drawing that lots of people in the DC area would like, or really anyone who loves beer. It


So back in January when I was visiting Hardywood Brewery, one of their assistant brewers and I got to talking and he told me about Screens n Suds. The yearly beer and concert poster event and series benefits The National MS Society and Richmond-area charities chosen by event and series contributors.  Basically I had to make some posters- this year


The posters that I made for one of my freelance clients have been spotted around! I still have not had the chance to see one in person but I am hoping to one day! They are in malls & airports & bus stations! If you see an ad for Geoffrey Beene Gives Back or Us Against Alzheimers,


My coworker Angela had me work on this print for her new house. The final size of the paper is 15 inches by 15 inches…I laid out and locked in all the type and printed it first in Willamsburg Brown on both brown & cream paper. When that was done I realized it greatly needed

I'll Fly Away | offthebeatenpress.com

It was little lonely in Richmond this weekend, so I worked on a new poster where I have been taking letterpress classes. I used an old cut for the background seal shape. I love that the texture of the cut came out onto the kraft paper. For the text, I chose large wood type, paired

Catching Up | offthebeatenpress.com

Im trying to photograph more of the process of my work. Most of the reason I enjoy printmaking is that it takes a lot of behind the scenes work to get to the final finished product.  Thoughts on how I will force myself to start blogging more. Write once a week. Sunday nights seems to