Monday, February 28, 2011

Love this book!

Lat year I picked up the Volume 2 of the Taschen Edition book on typefaces and graphic styles. It was beautiful. Absolute eye candy for people who love type! Last week for my birthday my husband bought me Volume 1!  Such amazing letterforms, samples of printing, etc. There is even a page that has images of a hunky young letterpress guy without a shirt printing using a hand press! I'll have to try and scan that one to show you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


In all my years of teaching adults it is interesting for me to notice that usually females make up the majority of workshop participants. In Letterpress it's a different scene. The balance of male and female students are about equal. I'm not sure why. I just find it interesting...

I taught Julian and Robleh a couple of weeks ago. I really liked their projects. Julian was extra ambitious setting a quote in 12 point metal type with an image! It turned out beautifully. Robleh's positive message broadside also turned out well. I was able to get him to print on some chocolate brown stock that I had ... he was skeptical ... and loved the results! Yay! Too bad I was so excited that I forgot to take a picture of the print on the brown.
Julian at the Platen press printing his hand set type quote.

Robleh's broadside printed an the Vandercook with some of our  wood type.

Robleh pulling a print on the Vandercook  (yes, that is his arm...he was shy).

Julian's hand set quote with vintage "Bathinette" cut.