Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Turntable Tuesday :: 15 min. of Fame

The artisanal fair is around the corner and Pirouette Press along with 9PT will be paying homage to artist Andy Warhol. Some suitable tunes would then be by Warhol’s band The Velvet Underground and others influenced by them.

La fiera artigianale è dietro l'angolo e Pirouette Press insieme con 9PT farà omaggio all'artista Andy Warhol. Alcuni brani adatti sarebbero quindi dalla banda di Warhol dei Velvet Underground e altri influenzati da loro.


The Velvet Underground :: Rock&Roll (Gigamesh edit)
The Velvet Underground :: There She Goes Again
The Velvet Underground :: Who Loves The Sun
David Bowie :: Andy Warhol

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Studio Visit and 5 Star Pit Stop

This month I had Manolab visit Pirouette Press studio over a weekend.  We made a pit stop in the Langhe (wine hills) at Il Boscareto, a 5 Star hotel with an “L”, (meaning lusso or luxurious) near by. Lucky for us, it’s OK to just pop in for a glass of wine and take-in the beautiful landscape!

But, back to printing... Nora and Marco are new to letterpress, but that didn’t hold them back from composing a more complicated design.

Questo mese Manolab ha visitato lo studio di Pirouette Press per un weekend. Abbiamo fatto una fermata nelle Langhe (vino, colline) a Il Boscareto, un hotel a 5 stelle con una "L", (nel senso di Lusso o di lusso) nelle vicinanze. Fortunatamente per noi, va bene solo prendere un bicchiere di vino e l'adozione nel bellissimo paesaggio!

Ma, torniamo alla stampa...Nora e Marco sono nuovi a letterpress, ma ciò non li ha trattenuti dal comporre un design più complicato.



The design was one color (that’s what we had time for), hand-mixed and pretty darn close to the color scheme they use for their identity system. They chose to compose their tag line "Paper, Scissors and Heart” in vertical and their name in horizontal. We experimented on different paper, texture and this one was printed on the back of a postcard.

Il design era un colore, mescolato a mano e vicino alla combinazione di colori che utilizzano per il loro logo e identità. Hanno scelto per comporre "carta, forbici e Cuore” il loro pay-off in verticale e il loro nome, Manolab, in orizzontale. Abbiamo sperimentato su carta diversa, consistenza e questo è stato stampato sul retro di una cartolina.


marco nora langhe

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Detroit Printing Plant :: Amos Kennedy

I contributed to Amos Kennedy’s campaign via Indiegogo is to construct a place where people can come to share and learn the craft of letterpress in Detroit. Detroit’s Printing Plant's goal is to also eventually incorporate activities like book-binding and a handmade paper mill...and maybe, just maybe a hostel for visitors and bakery.  I think this is such a wonderful project for a city like Detroit and wish the best to Amos.

Detroit Printing Prints

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Turntable Tuesday :: Just the Girls

Me in the middle with cousins : original polaroid taken at grandma’s house

An all girls list this Turntable Tuesday. Summer tunes in the studio you may have not heard of before and now glad you did. Thanks to public radio and The Dinner Party Download for healthy radio wave exposure. It’s also the second time I post this picture, I love it!

Little Dragon: Twice
Poliça: Amongster
Boy: Little Numbers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Letterpress Stickers :: Stay Calm Drink Wine

Individual letterpress stickers with message tag in Italian: Ricordati Salute (Remember Health) | mounted on cardboard.

Stay Calm and Drink Wine

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Turntable Tuesday :: Studio Tunes

“Turntable Tuesday" is a new addition to the blog. It’s a tasty treat of the best tunes playing in the studio stumbled on during the week when doing sport and listening to my favorite culture/foodie podcast mostly the Dinner Party Download.
Divine Fits: Would That Not Be Nice
Best Coast: Boyfriend
Biggie Smalls: Big Poppa