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The Letterpress Shop’s New Bike

The Letterpress Shop’s New Bike

To say we have a new bike for our studio implies that we had an old one – We didn’t. I just thought it would be fun to have a cruiser bike. Something a little slower pace than a feather light road bike or an off-road mountain bike. These days I just want to peddle slow and relax. You could say this bike is similar to what you would of rode if you had a paper route. Usually the bike would have been a Schwinn Cruiser. Now the the entire category of Cruiser bikes has expanded to include Beach Cruisers, Rat Bikes, Retro, and Customs. If You're Not On Your Press, Get On Your Bike and Ride! The bike is gorgeous right of the bat. Nevertheless, there is always the need to customize and accessorize. The first thing, of coarse, was to brand the wood tank plate with the letterpress studio’s logo. Secondly, The brown slats looked okay, but genuine oak slats are a nice touch. Big fan of Electra Bicycles. Quality product and attention to details. Now both my wife and I ride Electra. Wheel Away Bike Shop We all have our favorite bike shops. Wheel Away in Campbell, CA has always treated me right. They carry quality bikes and are very knowledgeable. Good guys and great service! There are some really cool bicycles out on the market. Companies like Electra and Felt are making things interesting. Especially if you’re looking to shift less gears. Didn’t get to go to the Picker’s Nashville store. But I had already purchased this Hatch poster a few years...
Our Trip to Hatch

Our Trip to Hatch

While planning our vacation to the South, Anita asked me if there was some place I really wanted to see. I said if we’re in Nashville I’d love to see Hatch Show Print. I would have been happy just gazing over their beautiful shop and hanging out in the gift shop. My wonderful wife booked a guided tour where we learned more about the history of Hatch. We even got to print our own commemorative poster. I credit hatch for sparking my interest in letterpress printing. Hatch Show Print — Letterpress A Must See For Anyone Who Loves Letterpress! Saw this Poster back in 2008 in Seattle. Don’t know why I didn’t Buy it then. If you’re in Nashville and you want one Hatch Poster it should be a classic Hank Williams. Every letterpress studio should have a coffee cup from Hatch Show Print. Didn’t get to go to the Picker’s Nashville store. But I had already purchased this Hatch poster a few years...
New Sound System for the Studio

New Sound System for the Studio

It’s not always about where technology is going, sometimes it’s good to look at where it’s been. It’s not just a retro thing. As a Creative Director, you have to look at the past as well as the future for inspiration. Those who know me know I work hard to keep up with technology. But I also like to escape, by listening to vinyl or do some old school printing on my 1928 printing press. So when it came time to get a new radio for my garage print shop(man cave), I wanted the rich sound that an old vacuum tube radio gives your ears. I found a Panasonic Model-782 circa 1959-1963. Love the sound! Can’t wait to listen to the S.F. Giants games this...