Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Start Over : Part Two

Justin Staller and I have made a lot of progress on our collaboration, Start Over. The cover uses many hand elements, which contrast with the mechanical typewriter text inside. With the colors, we're trying to evoke the feeling of winter, bare branches and steel sky, the muted memory of dreams. 

 :: the cover, coming together ::

 :: my colophon text ::

 :: covers and paste ups ::

:: full sheet of cover text ::


Friday, August 8, 2014

The Singularity!


Some kind of social media singularity has occurred...

On the same day I've reached 

- 500 likes on the Huldra Press Facebook Page
- 1000 followers on my Tumblr, Tiger Feathers
- and this will be Post No. 300 on the Huldra Press Blog

It feels a little like breaking the fourth wall saying this, but I want to express my thanks. Keeping these sites is something I enjoy and they've allowed me to connect with so many interesting people and their work. So thank you and if it interests you, please follow, like, or subscribe, whatever strikes your fancy,
and thank you for reading and looking too.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Grids

 :: Marianne Dages, Grid, 2 color letterpress print, 2014 ::

Maybe it was the influence of the construction outside my studio window that compelled me to print a grid. I've been watching the steel skeleton go up for months, now the structure is an impossible looking facade of glowing yellow repeat pattern and crossing lines.


:: detail ::

Monday, August 4, 2014

Start Over

I'm working on a collaboration with printmaker Justin Myer Staller. We are working on a double book, two separate "stories" connected by an interest in cut-up writing. I've been working on pasting up the layout of my side of the book, which is typeset in 10 pt "Typewriter." It seems like such an odd idea for someone to have made lead type that looks exactly like typewriter text. The letters are monospaced just like they would be on a real typewriter. So odd!

:: Typewriter 10 pt lead type ::

My text is my dreams. Short pieces of writing describing dreams I've had over the last ten years. My "images" are the backs of wood type. I like the idea of printing the back of letters so that they can't be read. It makes me think of how people describe not being able to read in their dreams.

 :: illegible alphabet ::

 :: draft of a page spread ::

Start Over is the title. An infinite ribbon. Back to the dreams, every night. Start over.

Sunday, July 27, 2014