Archive for March, 2011

color change

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I’ve been printing business cards for the Bubble Lounge restaurant for over five years, and this week we changed the ink color for the very first time.  I love the fresh spring green.  What ever happened to spring anyway?  :)

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for Japan

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Today I’d like to spread the word about the Hearts & Hands for Japan benefit which is currently raising money to aid the relief efforts in the earthquake aftermath, specifically to benefit a non-profit aid organization called Shelterbox.  I designed and printed these three prints.

Japan holds a very special place in my heart.  I lived in Tochigi-ken, about 90 minutes north of Tokyo, for 2 years after I graduated college.  I taught English in two public junior high schools as a participant in the Jet Programme.  It was honestly one of the most valuable experiences of my life.  I was so greatly influenced by the people and culture of Japan, both as an artist and a person.  In the weeks since the earthquake and tsunami I have been heartbroken for their losses, and today I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute in this small way toward the relief efforts.

These prints are 8.75″ x 8.75″, printed area 5″ x 5″.  I designed them so they would fit a square Ikea frame (Ribba Style, #16228), but these will be shipped as unframed prints.  Hearts & Hands is currently regrouping after a slight snag with Paypal terms, but if you’d like one you are more than welcome to make a donation directly to Shelterbox in exchange for a print.  Just let me know if you’re interested.  Thanks!

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weekend shimmers

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Loud music, sunshine and letterpress printing all afternoon.  :)

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What do you get when an interior designer and an architect team up to design their own wedding invitations?  A sophisticated and truly original creation.

These gorgeous invitation pieces were designed by architect Isaiah King.  I’m a broken record – but I LOVE collaborating with clients.  These graphics are terrific, and I think the smokey purple ink color for the text is perfect.

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hydrangea 2

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I’m just coming up for air after a long weekend of printing, I can’t believe where the time has gone this month.  But I’m so happy for daylight savings, bring on the warm weather.

So this is a big week for me at work.  For the past few months I’ve been in the process of a big studio move, fixing up my workspace in PA and slowly moving years of samples and past projects, one carload at a time.  The final puzzle piece will be my press, which is going to be moved out on Wednesday.

I’m going to have a busy week of set-up, but I’ll be sure to post photos and updates as soon as the dust settles.  I’ll also have lots of website updates with new ordering info – but my email address and phone number will remain the same. Hope you’ll check back soon. :)

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Yesterday I spent the afternoon down at the Etsy offices helping them print promo materials for South by Southwest.  They have a very nice Vandercook Universal I.  I had so much fun with those guys, here are a few more photos of their team producing letterpress notebook giveaways.

In case anyone is still wondering, Etsy really is the world’s coolest place to work…

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