Category Archives: inspiration

Nuns Looking at Mobiles

I haven’t posted in awhile, but couldn’t resist sharing this photo of some nuns examining the work of Alexander Calder. It’s from the Archives of American Art.

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Printing auf Deutsch

A friend of mine visited from Germany last week and I taught her how to letterpress. We tried to work our way around the lack of umlauts and ßs to print a few things in German.       

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Vintage Valentine Collection

In 2002 I stumbled on an estate sale in southern Virginia and started my collection of antique Valentines. Here’s one of those, postmarked Feb 15, 1929: Later I was given a huge box of valentines my mother and her siblings … Continue reading

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Printing in Germany

I took a trip to Germany in October.  Walking down the street in Hamburg I stumbled on a collection of letterpress accoutrements: Fun to see these items in the country that is the birthplace of moveable type!

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Fall for the Book Festival at GMU

I got an email last month from one of the organizers of the Fall for the Book Festival opening September 26 at George Mason University.  In addition to featuring some big names in contemporary literature (Alice Walker, Rita Dove, Neil … Continue reading

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We exult in what we master and discover

I just learned that Anaïs Nin printed Winter of Artifice herself.  From Volume 3 of her diary: The relationship to handcraft is a beautiful one. You are related bodily to a solid block of metal letters, to the weight of … Continue reading

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The Just

A man who cultivates his garden, as Voltaire wished. He who is grateful for the existence of music. He who takes pleasure in tracing an etymology. Two workmen playing, in a café in the South, a silent game of chess. … Continue reading

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Love old book smell

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Type City

Artist Hong Seon Jang has created sculptural cities from letterpress type. (Via)

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A 10-minute love story

Ready for Valentine’s Day?  This might get you in the mood: (via) I’ve been filling orders for Long Distance Love cards all week!  Get one quick if you want to send it in time for V-day.

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