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Category Archives: Letterpress

Trace at 23 Sandy Gallery

At long last, Trace, the Shift-lab project which includes the Marina book and prints I’ve been working on since last July, will be up at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Print yields process, process yields drawings.

I’ve finally cleared the last of the Marina prints off of the drying rack. We haven’t been able to do any laundry for the last two weeks while we’ve been … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 11 Comments

Printing with Cliff Chalk. . . plus a piece of news

The chalk cliffs surrounding the Brighton marina site are made up of the remains of ancient sea creatures, the fossilized bones of ice age land mammals, and nodules of flint. … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 18 Comments

Fun with Su yields something new

Often teaching gives me an opportunity to see some new and inspiring things. I spent last week with Su Bonfanti, helping her execute her plan for a book project. Su … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Say it like you mean it.

I am a generally friendly human being. I give up my seat to elderly people on the tube. I smile at strangers. I give money to the Red Cross. I … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Codex Miracle

Just in the nick of time, a working model of my new book is ready to make the trip to the Codex Book Fair on Saturday. Now to business packing … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

Codex: A Race Against Time

AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRGHGHGHGHGH I’ll admit it. This is blind panic. I am desperate to get at least one copy of Figure Study┬átogether in time for Codex. I leave for San Francisco a … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

Every Day is Different

I am, as you can see, working hard to churn out the new book these days. This kind of printing is a slog. Not very difficult, not very interesting, nothing … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Announcing a BIG JUMP PRESS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! Give a little, get a lot!

NOTE: this project was fully funded in June! Hurrah! Hello Blog Friends! I am so pleased to announce that (science correspondent and collaborator) David Allen and I have finally launched … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adventures in the Monotype Archive: Jan van Krimpen’s Angry letters

Welcome back to the Monotype Archive! Thanks to Monotype designer Toshi Omagari, I was able to spend time last week digging through boxes and pawing old documents and type drawings … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 2 Comments