I can't believe how negligent I've been with my blogging! Back-logging some projects from the last 6 months spent printing in the unending sun of Silver City, NM. I've been working on some show posters and have been really enjoying type-setting these quick compositions for friends and local venues. Get in touch if you're interested in getting a poster made!
I was honored to design and print a business card for my good friend, Adam Wolpa, who is an amazing artist based in Grand Rapids, MI! These cards were printed in copper gold ink on Crane's Lettra Pearl. I love the subtle metallic ink on such a sweet and simple card. Michiganders, keep your eyes peeled for Wolpa's new venture, it's bound to be a wonder!
I was delighted to work on this card for my friends at Cobra Rock Boot Company who make incredible boots by hand with the highest level of acumen and quality. This project was for a collaboration with the amazingly talented chainstitcher, Ft. Lonesome, out of Austin Texas. A photo of their collaboration, the limited edition Sky Highland Boot, is below.
The card was set by hand using foundry and wood type and printed on Porridge Paper's recycled overalls Blue Collar paper. It was later duplexed to produce a super thick and luxurious card. It's always such an honor to work with craftswomen and men from around the country who value the magic of letterpress and moveable type.
There are many other projects on the horizon and I'll do my best to keep up with them on the blog! In the mean time, you can follow my process and adventures on instagram @etcletterpress!
I had a great time printing these festive holiday cards! It was my first time trying a split-fountain rainbow roll process on a chandler & price platen press and though there was certainly some trial and error, I'm delighted with the results! Single cards and box sets are available in the shop!
The cards were hand-set using vintage wood type and printed on Crane's thick cotton bright white lettra paper.
Here's a peek at the final spooky invites set in Kennerly Old Style Italic on Arturo's stone stock. A ghostly still from the film was transferred by hand at the top of each little card!
Each year, my friends and I put on a little shindig for Halloween where we play spooky tunes along to a silent black and white film. This year's pick is La Chute De La Maison Usher (Fall Of The House of Usher) from 1928 and the event will be held this Saturday, October 31st at Wendy's Subway, a cooperative poetry space in Brooklyn!
This invitation was set in 12pt. Kennerly Old Style Italics, with double-line rule for decoration. They will be printed on a Vandercook SP-15 on Arturo Stone paper.
I'm delighted and honored to be working on a very ambitious secret project by my frequent collaborator and good friend, Rachelle Sartini Garner! Each suite sample uses unique material and textural pairings that align with Rachelle's impeccable eye for whimsy and balance. Below you can see a snipbit from our first run. Printed in rust ink on Crane's luxurious Lettra #110 Pearl White stock, these dueling Ns are extraordinary. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting photos of the printing process - be sure to check it out!