28 November 2007
Has anyone seen the new ReadyMade? The cover article is about how to make a tabletop letterpress using a bottle jack, threaded rods, plywood, and bungees. The article says it's based on a design by printmaker Charles Morgan. I find this idea truly fascinating, because I would love to see it in action, and because it's so similar to a papermaking press design I found long ago in The Papermaker's Companion by Helen Hiebert:
Two different functions, but same concept. I still love this idea, though... I think...however...
I want to like ReadyMade, because their hearts seem to be in the right place, but there's some inconsistency in their articles. I often find that the projects seem glazed over and confusing. In the same issue there's an article about our carbon footprints with the food we buy but then on the last page there's an ad for Walmart with a house completely covered in lighted Christmas ornaments that says "With great holiday decorations at unbeatable prices, we've got two words for you: backup generator."
I dunno ReadyMade, what *are* you saying????