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Custom Frames for the Dogs & Stars Letterpress Art Show

Custom Frames for the Dogs & Stars Letterpress Art Show

I’m excited to partner with @rifkindesign for a set of 20 handmade frames for my upcoming show at the Collective in Lafayette. Abe is a woodworker and architect based out of Lafayette and he was actually a star barista when I owned a bakery a lifetime ago! The frames will be made from plywood and will have a super cool look to them that lends itself well to letterpress. The reception for the show is Friday, August 23 from 6-8pm.It’s a small group show with @arubymoon2 & @book.arts.league (where I am kinda pulling double duty as I print and volunteer...

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Dogs & Stars Letterpress Art Show!

Dogs & Stars Letterpress Art Show!

Stoked to announce an upcoming print show I’ll be a part of at the The Collective Community Arts Center here in Lafayette! Along with the Book Arts League & Jen Grant we’ll be taking over the space for 6 weeks in mid-late August - details are still being ironed out. I’m also pleased as punch to partner with Mohawk! I’ll be focusing on printing larger scale wood type pieces with some Lafayette historical context as well as experimental pieces. All of which are yet to be realized. So if you see my muse running around, HMU. 😉 https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteCollective/

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Letterpress Type Treats

Letterpress Type Treats

​These are some snaps from one of my favorite type cases. It contains antique cuts and borders and also modern-made ones using both laser or pantograph cutting to produce them — as well as type scraps from the modern processes, which can be used as a replacement "I" or a border or other creative ideas one might have.Modern wood type resourcesMoore Wood TypeVirgin Wood Type

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Newly printed letterpress business cards for a local business

Newly printed letterpress business cards for a local business

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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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