Peter Buchanan-Smith at the Best Made Company, recently featured in the New York Times for their beautiful hand made axes, has released a series of wood block prints using vintage maps. The prints are beautiful but unfortunately sold out. They are releasing more this month and we will be sure to post an update. In the meantime, browse all of their lovely products here.
Letterpress wine labels and bags designed and printed for Sal Dottore by Carli Dottore. Both the bags and labels were letterpressed on a Vandercook Universal I Proof Press at the Type High Press on the Kent State University campus using both wood type and custom linotype. See more of Carli’s letterpress & design goodness on her portfolio.
For 8 weeks, starting July 1st, these Levi’s Workshops are places for creation, inspiration, and collaboration. Located in San Francisco’s iconic Mission District at 580 Valencia Street, Levi’s has opened up a community print shop and will be teaching classes on classic Vandercook and Chandler & Price letterpresses, setting type and screen printing. See a list of upcoming events here.
Beautifully designed Daily Drop Cap letterpress business cards by Jessica Hische printed by the notorious Cranky Pressman. Printed in 2 colors, a black and warm red, on Crane’s Lettra 220 lbs. paper finished with edge painting. Lovely.
New “Polaroid” letterpress print by Douglas Wilson. Printed with his Vandercook using polymer plates on 8.5 x 11″ dark gray paper. The size of the Polaroid in the poster is exactly double that of a regular Polaroid. The limited edition of 250 are signed by Douglas and available at the Keep Calm Gallery for £20.00.
New letterpress poster titled Dia de los Muertos printed by Denver based letterpress printer, Genghis Kern and illustrated by Shaw Nielsen. The beautiful 2-color poster was printed on an Asbern Proof Press. You can buy one from Shaw Nielsen at his store for only $35.
Brooklyn based artist and wallpaper designer Dan Funderburgh released a beautiful two color screen print & letterpress combination poster. Printed on Crane’s Lettra paper at 16.5″ x 24.5″ Prints are signed and numbered by Dan and are only available in an edition of 75. Buy one at Arkitip for $75.
On 3.27.2010, AIGA Cleveland and Cranky Pressman held Cranky Camp. Cranky Camp is a 6 hour letterpress printing workshop where visitors are allowed to dig into wood and metal type, digbats and cuts, to make themselves a poster. Some of the results can be found on the Cranky Pressman’s Flickr page. Very cool to see people opening their shops for all that are interested. Thank you to Keith and Jamie Berger for providing this educational opportunity to AIGA Cleveland. You rock.