Saturday, December 31, 2011

Like Tears in Rain...

I printed a letterpress broadside with the famous tears in rain quote from the movie Blade Runner. I am now queen of the nerds.

:: like tears in rain ::

The type is handset 8 pt Univers Italic, set in a straight line across the lower half of the print. Every time I pulled a print, I wiped the ink off of the last part of the text, "time to die" so that it would print lighter than the rest.

:: all wood and metal type and forms ::

The rest of the print was composed entirely from wood and metal type and forms (big blocks of wood) that were available where I work, at Common Press of The University of Pennsylvania.

:: type and wood block ::

Each print is cranked through the press one color at a time and one piece of paper at a time, so that's ten layers of color and text on every print. It makes some interesting and unexpected textures and colors when those layers meet.

:: type and wood block ::

The prints will be available soon from an edition of 15.

Friday, December 23, 2011


I've been having dreams so vivid recently that I'm a little disoriented when I wake up...

:: fred herzog :: vancouver art gallery

:: kousaki hiromu - grandfather's envelopes :: The Douglas Hyde Gallery

:: rokuro taniuchi :: via 50 watts

:: urnatur ::

:: tigers in their natural habitat :: scanned from a vintage encyclopedia

Saturday, December 10, 2011

In the shop

All new. All available here in the Huldra Press Etsy shop. Plus much, much more. And if you enter the code "SHIPFOR3" at checkout, shipping is free until January 1st.