Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Aren't we cute?!

Penland Letterpress 2010 Top: Karin, Amy, Virginia, me, Beth, Jessica, Phil; Bottom: Alan, John, Miranda, Kathy, and Mary Ellis.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last minute print.

I decided last night I wanted to do a second poster to pair along side my XO poster. I thought perhaps since I started with a mushy hugs-n-kisses theme, the second in the series would be the opposite of mushy: heartbreak. If you've ever listened to Elliott Smith before, you know how he encompasses tragedy. I fittingly picked the song named "Waltz #2 (XO)." This song appeared in my music biography around 2004, when I was breaking up with my long-time boyfriend, Jonathan. I listened to the song again just to make sure it pulled on the heart strings a little bit. It did.
Final.

Set type on the #4 Vandercook.

Linen text paper! I LOVE linen paper.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today:

LISA: the girl twin: A 5x7 typographic study.
I created one for each member of my family.  
Linocut and letterpress on Rives BFK.

XOXO! MUAH! I LIKE YOU. THANK YOU. 
 I made 10 sets of four greeting cards.  
Linocut and letterpress on laid paper.
PRINTED BY: Yours truly.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dear Letterpress, xoxo!

Here I am setting my type on the Vandercook #4.
And here is the final result! What do you think?

Friday, August 20, 2010