Friday, June 28, 2013

It’s a Vandercook

Big changes at Pirouette Press! There’s a Vandercook to add to the studio direct from Holland today. Problem is when we tried to fit it in the door to the new downstairs studio space, (too heavy to go upstairs) it was a little too snug--luckily my husband isn’t afraid of machinery and will be working on the problem this weekend. The solution is to lovingly remove the handle and if that doesn’t work...


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Letterpress Jam Session

Great fun this weekend with 9PT and other letterpress people from all over Europe and beyond at 2nd. edition Letterpress Workers conference/print jam session. The theme you may have guessed was food. The session was held at Macao (currently a cultural and arts but once the Municipal Slaughterhouse Company Headquarters 20 years ago) in Milan.

milk and cookies

Pirouette Press :: Milk & Cookies

linocut farm animal

Anne Marie Koper :: Linocut farm animal

Thomas Gravemaker

Thomas Gravemaker :: Typographic layout of participants

Beatrice Bless

Beatrice Bless :: Seed to Feed

Jens J.Hansen

Jens J. Hansen :: Slow and Quick

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

La Stampa

The Italian newspaper La Stampa, (literally translated--PRINT) printed in Turin, wrote up a nice piece on Pirouette Press letterpress activities in Mondovì. I was sure to give a shout out to Roberto Masante, (80 year old +) expert printer, who I’ve had the pleasure to work side by side here and has enriched by experience.
“....attenta ad unire cultura POP e parole e messaggi evocative in stampe sintetiche ed efficaci.” 
La Stampa