Typography Terms | offthebeatenpress.com
18Feb

I share this list of terms with both my letterpress and calligraphy students. So I wanted to make it available to download for anyone. You can grab a copy of the PDF here. And if you want to learn more – sign up for one of my upcoming classes, or follow me on Instagram.

Letterpress Terms | offthebeatenpress.com
01Feb

I’ve had a list of letterpress terms that I have used for years when teaching with my students. This last month, I used some of these terms on Instagram in what I called the Letterpress ABC’s. Since I gathered all the photos for the posts, I sat down and made a PDF of Letterpress terms

You're Just My Type | Off the Beaten Press
21Jan

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

Exclamation Points | Off the Beaten Press
14Jan

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

Letterpress: Knock on Wood | offthebeatenpress.com
22Oct

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

Letterpress: Largest N Ever | offthebeatenpress.com
18Sep

One of my old students is now a monitor at the Visual Art Center. She has totally fallen in love with letterpress and has been buying up stuff left and right. She recently got some LARGE wood type and brought an N for me to print with. This guy is huge! Here he is next

Letterpress: Birds of a Feather | offthebeatenpress.com
14Apr

This year has been great so far. I joined a new small group through a new church and we call ourselves Birds of a Feather. This weekend, we are going on a Spring Retreat to just relax and enjoy each other’s company. It’s been so refreshing diving into the Bible every week with these ladies

Letterpress student work: Winter 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
15Mar

The past two sessions of my letterpress class have gone so well. I have had a really great group of students and some repeats that have made it a ton of fun. Each class is reenergizing for me and keeps me pushing myself creatively. This first shot is is of some canvas bags that one of

12 Days of Christmas CARDS | offthebeatenpress.com
01Dec

Technically, I started these Christmas cards last year in December. In a work meeting, I began some doodling in pencil of the 12 Days of Christmas. I brought it home later that night and started playing with spacing and ink. Here are the results of that doodle session. Fast forward to OCTOBER of this year

Student Work: Holiday Cards | offthebeatenpress.com
15Nov

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