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Roaring Camp Village Print Shop

Roaring Camp Village Print Shop

Things have been quit here at TPO. Haven’t found time to get ink on paper. I’ve been trying to rearrange the press shop before I start any new projects. Took a little trip to hike up at Henry Cowell State Park(CA) last weekend. Doesn’t have much to do with letterpress printing. Except that Roaring Camp Railroad is part of the park. I had heard there was a press shop. So I had to hike on over and check it...
Brought To You By the Letter “I” & “Z”

Brought To You By the Letter “I” & “Z”

Last year I had the opportunity to work with a group of artist on an alphabet poster. It is amazing how the letterform can be manipulated. Through out history we’ve seen decorative initial caps at the forefront of paragraphs. Fancy letters that seemed to capture the elegance of a bygone era. To find inspiration I like to examine the detail found in vintage map typography. A collection of examples of Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Typography can be viewed online. For this poster collaboration I chose the letters “I” and “Z”. Armed with numerous sketches I worked in Adobe Illustrator to finalize my ideas. Here is results. Second phase of the project was to print our letters on coasters. I finally found some time to print one of my letters. The coaster is a nice thick stock for the press to bit in to. 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. Ever 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...