Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Experience :: Letterpress Workers

The Experience with Letterpress Workers an international letterpress summit hosted by Officina Tipografica Novepunti has culminated in a book recounting their (our) adventures. I was fortunate to have been part of this experience and met many nice and talented people who gathered for several days under one roof in Milan to do what we are passionate about, letterpress.

The experience lives on, and as I wasn’t able to take part in the 2014 session due to my growing belly, I look forward to the next in 2015!

More photos here

Friday, November 7, 2014

Letterpress Kraft Envelopes :: All You Need Is Love and Postcards

All you need is love and postcards, especially vintage flea market ones or rock promotional postcards. These rummaged treasures have always been something I can’t resist. There’s permanence in the way Perry Farrell screams into his microphone with fluorescent dipped braids early on with Janes Addiction. I picked up that one on Congress Ave. Austin Texas when that infamous first album came out. These impressions are tainted in a way mail in the inbox has never been-they are stuck in time and bring me back to a physical place, full of smells and colors that plainspokenly give sense of direction.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vampire Hello Kitty :: New additions at the table

Being a new mom, 11 days today, gave me the duty to do a pumpkin for our own pumpkin on Halloween. Since I’m working on little sleep and using other spare moments to document Maya's “firsts”...we didn’t exactly have time to design and carve our very own. A Stencil came fast and easy! I found this vampire Hello Kitty on the net to carbon copy/etch onto the pumpkin. I then used acrylic paints to fill it in and presto! And hey who would have known, Hello Kitty is celebrating 40 years this year!