This week in the studio I printed hundreds of letterpress postcards with the help of my co-op student Karla. Here’s a little video preview:
I’m not sure where I picked up this wood type but these 8 pieces are all I have of this typeface. I only just noticed today that it’s enough to spell out HANK SNOW. I sort of feel like it’s my destiny to make prints about Hank now. If you’ve ever peeked inside my record collection you’ll know that’s just fine.
(cross posted from my studio weblog Levigator Press)
This weekend we closed the studio and drove up to Oshawa to pick up this gorgeous beast:
It’s a 6.5×10 Chandler & Price Pilot, fully refurbished, in beautiful condition, and ready to be put to work. It’s a perfect press for our tiny space, with the capability to handle large scale production while being user friendly and a fantastic learning press for our students and studio members. We can’t wait to fire it up and get printing.
Things I just spilled this very large jar of walnut ink on:
-the work table
-the studio floor
-sheets of paper and bookbinding tools not yet cleared away from last night’s class
-my leggings, which means my leg is going to be dyed brown by the time I get home
Let this be a lesson to you: don’t keep your extremely stainey inks in these ridiculous topheavy flip-top sealer jars.