May 2018: Letterpress Workshop with Mary Risala Laird!
After half a year of experimenting off and on with my Adana 8×5 press and buying up lots of awesome lead type, I finally bit the bullet and took my first real letterpress class with the amazing Mary Risala Laird of Quelquefois Press.
I got to use her Vandercook Universal and printed these great cards. What a revelation to use the cylinder press after the Adana! (Had to explain to Mary who Beyonce was and the significance of the lyric…LOL)
I also got to use the slug cutter! and found a new favorite type:
Bob did the workshop with me and because he’s a mensch! he typeset and printed my poem, “The Prince:”
It was an amazing experience and I’m excited to take more classes at the SF Center for the Book this summer… 🙂
Summer 2017: Letterpress experiments