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Sentimental Printing

Custom Design

Sentimental Printing

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FAQs

FAQs

For many, letterpress is a bit of a mystery. I get it — I was once there!You know you love it, but what is it and how best to place an order for a letterpress printed project?You can always email me, of course, but for starters I started a FAQ page that I hope website visitors will find helpful! If you have any suggestions that would help, just shoot me an email. Click here to check out the FAQ page!

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New Letterpress Business Cards for A Calligrapher

Business Cards

New Letterpress Business Cards for A Calligrapher

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New Sticker Design – Printer's Devil

New Sticker Design – Printer's Devil

This week I am leading a workshop with 7th and 8th grade art students and have been needing a good excuse to get some Printer's Devil stickers printed up. A printer's devil was an apprentice in a printing establishment who performed a number of tasks, such as mixing tubs of ink and fetching type. A number of notable men served as printer's devils in their youth, including  Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Lyndon Johnson and tons more. — WikipidiaFeel free to contact me to see if I have any stickers to send out. Ya never know.

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Overprinting is beautiful

flashback Greeting Cards Misc. Stationery

Overprinting is beautiful

For a recent valentine's greeting card (sold only at East Simpson Coffee) I used some wood type from my modest collection. Sometimes, I get away from my roots of printing just for the heck of it as I get too caught up in the business of printing. Boooo!But for this 3 color greeting card I let the type do the talking. I didn't worry a ton about all the things that can usually drive me crazy for a commercial job. The colors overlayed nicely and I know my designers want to try and recreate this for digital work, but there...

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Blogging is Hard!

Blogging is Hard!

Whenever I have been asked about whether or not I think a blog is a good idea, I usually tell people it's great if you:  Keep the content relevant and interesting post regularly I thought, well, "Self, you can surely post at least once a month."Not so fast. I think the in age of Instagram and Facebook, logging into a website on a desktop, no less (!) seems ancient and a huge undertaking. In some ways, based in comparison it is.To my credit, the week after my last post my wife and I had a baby! However, to at least...

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NEW: Calling Cards & Giveaway!

NEW: Calling Cards & Giveaway!

I've been working on designing a bunch of letterpress calling card templates. 16 designs in total. This is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time.I will have legit letterpress printed versions photographed soon, but for now the digital versions are all that I have available.If you are interested in winning 100 of your very own, click here to enter!

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New Work Up!

New Work Up!

Head on over to the portfolio page to check out some of the new work!Click here.

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2018 APA Retro'Goose, come and gone

2018 APA Retro'Goose, come and gone

A week has already flown by since the conclusion of the 2018 'Goose. As always there's a sense of melancholy that comes along with these kinds of events. For a weekend you are surrounded by like-minded people — good people — who are talented and experienced in letterpress, spanning so many generations. You reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. You talk type, presses, the state of things, the here's and the there's. There's a common ground with all printers and I take comfort in that.The inspiration drawn from the event is it's own beast and it's up to...

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2018 APA Retro'goose!

2018 APA Retro'goose!

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The 'Goose is Loose!

Online and mail-in registration are live for the 2018 APA Retro'Goose.Auction pictures and list of items are up. 65+ wood type fonts and hundreds of lead type for sale. Plus a press, rare books, type cabinets and more!Click here for more info.

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Dogs & Stars Art Show With Jeff Holland — March 2

Dogs & Stars Art Show With Jeff Holland — March 2

Just announced! I've been invited to 'open' (if you will) for my good friend Jeff Holland's music poster show in Denver. I started listening to Jeff's fantastic radio show on 1190 — Route 78 West — in the early 2000s. He used to go on at 10am on Sundays and and play 2 hours of Honky Tonk, Americana, Swing, Drone, Hippie, Modal, etc — and I'd run into him at a rock show and say sometimes I don't wake up in time to catch the show. He'd roll his eyes and begin setting up his live taping for the band we we...

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Vintage Valentines Make + Take / Feb. 3

I'm excited to be a part of this upcoming event!Join us for a morning of making at the Museum of Boulder! Make missives for your loved ones using the Museum's historic Valentine collection (reproductions of course!), plus letterpress images, doilies, and other collage materials.Peruse our Valentine collection for inspiration. Watch Brian Wood (Dogs & Stars Letterpress) run some prints on a tabletop press (that's me!). Practice your calligraphy skills with Cha Cha or have her add some hand lettered touches to your cards.We'll provide all of the materials, just bring your creative spirit!Ticket includes: snacks + all materials needed to make...

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Open Studio — March 24th 10am-4pm

News Open Studio

In conjunction with MoPrint's Month of Printmaking I will be joining several other Denver area (and beyond!) printmaking studios, where we will open our doors to all for a day of demos, sales and tours on Saturday, March 24 from 10am-4pm. I'm sure there will be free beers for those that visit my shop.  507 East Cannon St, Lafayette, CO.FROM MOPRINT.COMThe Denver-metro area has a growing community of printmakers and they want to show off their studios and artwork to you.  On March 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can meet them in their work environments to see where...

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Book: Gutenberg's Fingerprint: Paper, Pixels and the Lasting Impression of Book

This is not yet a review as I just got started on this book. But any book that has a lot to do with letterpress is surely worth a read. Or try at the very least.I picked up "Gutenberg's Fingerprint" at my local library. So far the author has met a letterpress printer named Hugh Barclay from Thee Hellbox Press. She has made a studio visit and is first introduced to letterpress.  

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