Sunday, April 29, 2012


 :: books in progress ::

:: hekla :: 

I'm working on my design for a new book about my personal mythology about the north. This poster was a starting point. It will be a good project to work on in the midst of the Philadelphia summer.
 :: north, wood type letterpress print by huldra press ::

:: mushroom hunting ::

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cards and Experiments

:: the tricky little lock-up ::

I printed some new business cards for myself last week. To save money, I set the card on wood and metal type instead of getting a polymer plate and printed the cards on scraps I had gathered from previous projects. Setting the type and getting the composition just right took some time, but the printing was quick and easy. I switched colors a few times for variety. To make them more versatile I trimmed them long and narrow so that they can double as bookmarks and price labels for books as well. 

:: done and done ::

I also did some polymer plate experiments on my Chandler & Price, Junior. So far, I've only printed wood and metal type on it. Polymer is a little fussier and I was worried the results wouldn't be so great. I set up a variety of plates, a halftone, a block of large text, and another much finer lined text. Not bad at all, these aren't even the recommended deep relief polymer plates. 

:: nice ::

:: very nice ::

:: little over inked, but nice! ::

That's a relief. Good job little C&P. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Neatness and Dispatch

Unbelievably beautiful examples of printing, mostly trade cards. All via Sheaff: Ephemera. There is also an album of people holding fish.

Friday, April 6, 2012