Sunday, August 29, 2010

Work in Progress: Obsolete Technology

Things have been busy here in Seattle. With a full-time job and a big freelance gig, its amazing I still think I need more to do! Like anyone who loves all things letterpress, I have been itching to start a new print project in my spare time. Though I don't have any way to print it (yet!), I thought it would be fun to start sketching out what I might want to print.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Letterpress: Pig Party Potluck

John and I graduated in May, and last semester we decided to celebrate this momentous occasion by throwing a pig roast (inspired by Christine [and Jeremy] from Idora Design, who hosted a pig roast we attended at their house in March). Since I was working for Via at Olive-Route Press at the time, I thought it was fitting to make letterpressed invitations for the event!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Handmade Book: Parpaglione

When I'm not designing or printing things, I make handmade books! (And sometimes the three find themselves in the same project together). I finally found some spare time to photograph the awesome books I made in Lisa Kokin's class last semester, and I wanted to share a few here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Letterpress: Sarah & Ezra

Last semester, while I was working for Olive-Route, I did my first freelance wedding job for John's high school friends who just got married on August 1st. And luckily for me, I was able to letterpress it with Via's help!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shakespeare Got to Get Paid, Son.

Some good things come of Facebook, even awesome letterpress printing opportunities! I'm a fan of the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, and they posted a link to the South Lake Union Block Party which happened last night, to which they brought two table-top Vandies and five cases of woodtype! They were letting people print, and I did not want to miss out.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First Thursday: August

So it's official: Seattle's First Thursday kicks Oakland Art Murmur's ass. Perhaps we jumped in at a really good one, but every gallery we went to had breathtakingly amazing and inspiring art. A very nice welcome to a new city!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Unbound: Book Art Show at the Bedford Gallery

I haven't had much time to post inspiration on this blog, but I'd like to start sharing things I see that I find really awesome. This blog is supposed to mostly be about my own work, but every once in a while I see something that makes me want to produce art, and I think it should be documented.

Before we moved up to Seattle, I had the chance to go to a Book Art show in Walnut Creek called Unbound, which features a number of amazing book artists (including two of my favorites, Lisa Kokin and Julie Chen. There were a lot of artists I recognized, and many more that I was happy to discover!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We've Moved!

Well, we did it! It only took a week, but we've finally moved to Seattle.

I don't think it's hit either of us yet, but we're definitely glad to be done driving. And now that all of our stuff is put away, we've realized that this new place is a lot larger than our old one. (Score!)