29 January 2013

Love is....

Fresh new prints pulled! You can find them in person before anyone else at the Love Print show at Redux Gallery, curated by our favorite champion of local artwork Greg Pitters of Hungry Eyeball. A handful of other phenomenal artists are featured so do check it out! Food and libations this First Friday Feb 1 from 6:30 to 9 pm. Come and say hi and experience the eclectic wares of Redux boutique.

Here's a sneak peek of some of my new prints:

Did you know that I am a crazy nut who still tears my paper, carves and inks the blocks, and pulls the prints individually by hand? This year I am making a bigger effort to print limited editions by hand and handing over the printing duties to local commercial printers. That means more time I can spend designing and illustrating new fresh prints in the future. My New Years resolution for 2013 is... FOCUS!

Before I sign off, dear readers, help complete this sentence: 
Love is....

16 October 2012

Nothing Like the Sun in Fall

Autumnal equinoxing means new habits
like taking photos in the sun 
while we still can,
and rearranging furniture
in preparation for
 the next 300 days of gray and rain. 

Here are some new things that I made the last week for the Letterpress Fair this past Saturday. Hand painted signs using letterpress type specimens. 
I take special requests!

The Fair was held at ADX this year and was a huge success thanks to their partnership with Design Week Portland, which brought many non-letterpress design nerds our way, curious about how exactly we do things "the old-fashioned way" (pssst... I would GLADLY exchange some letterpress demos for someone to show me their Cintiq drawing tablet... any offers???) Anyways thanks to all of y'all that turned up, listened to us ramble, and supported your local letterpress community. It was a real success thanks to Em Space and ADX.