Friday, April 13, 2012

This is not a Taco Truck :: Kyle Durrie

It could happenstance you see this letterpress show on wheels in your town. I had heard about Kyle Durrie’s mint cross-country Kickstarter project (which twice met it’s goal of raising at least $8,000), and was intrigued. While visiting Flatbed Press and a series of prints Austin’s very own musician/artist, Bob Schneider had done, Kyle’s used delivery truck was conveniently sitting outside in the parking lot.

Inside Kyle Durrie’s studio on wheels

Lino’s print with Kyle

From top left: inside Flatbed Press, outside Flatbed Press and Kyle’s truck,
sample prints she’s done on the road

Friday, April 6, 2012

New Trends in the Art of Letterpess

This was a letterpress print submitted to the Danish Museum of Media, Denmark. It was a humbling experience as printers from all over Italy, America and Europe participated--I saw plenty of great work to aspire to. The project turned out to be a challenge given my set of wooden letters are Italian, both my hand lever press and proof press are German. Italian type height follows its own rules, lets just say, and so I found pressure from press to type to paper sensitive issues. I was dead set on using ultra thick cotton paper (now I’m interested in using thinner grades for my next submission coming up to the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milano), and so no easy task. This obstacle however, leant to a great blind emboss effect, but I still wanted for the wooden letter imperfections to show.

type poster

Evol Love 2011 letterpress print 15X16 cm