Ampersand Prints |

In the summer of 2013, I read the book Just My Type, and it was filled with these amazing quotes about the ampersand.  One of my favorites reads, “Done well, an is not so much a character as a creature, an animal from the deep.” How vivid is…

Richmond City Map Prints |

This upcoming weekend I am participating in the RVA Street Art festival. I have done this festival a few years in a row and I always have a blast. This year it will be held at the Southern State Silos in Manchester. I cannot wait to see what the…

letterpress: as you wish print |

“That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish’, what he meant was, ‘I love you.’ And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back…” Do I ever love The Princess Bride! I grew up watching this movie…

exquisite corpse |

Whenever I start a new class, I do an activity with the students called Exquisite Corpse. I have talked about it on the blog before. Instead of hand writing out the different parts of the sentence week to week, I finally set some type and printed it up. I…

letterpress: vintage camper trailer print |

I am still working on thinking of a name for my little trailer. I keep coming up short. Anything I think of doesn’t seem to fit just right. Even without a name though, I did make a print of it for the Visual Art Calendar I participate in every…

letterpress: "heck yes" print |

Sometimes I am at a loss for what to print. And that’s when things like this happen: This print is done on a absorbing paper so it has some great texture to it. The ink is grey and one of my favorites to print with.  

Cows lockup |

I get some strange requests for freelance work. Friends & even friends of friends contact me with projects all the time. I turn down a lot – cause most of the time people expect it to be, well, FREE. Fortunately for me, freelance isn’t free. I stick with graphic…

letterpress: typos hapen |

To show some of my letterpress students how a Platen Press works, I had Paul come in and lock something up. While he was talking about how the machine worked, and the differences between it and the proof presses, I printed these little guys! Once I trim them, they…

justblack |

If you haven’t seen the Kid President Videos, they are amazing and worth checking out… One of his quotes inspired me to make this letterpress piece. I am really happy with how they came out and you can buy a copy on etsy in either bright pink or black!

Photo-Jul-29-7-04-47-PMblog |

A famous graphic designer, Saul Bass, once said, “I want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares.” Bass has created some amazing work in his time, from movie posters to logos. Even if you know nothing of design, I guarantee you have seen something, probably in the past…