Nothing got printed here using wood type over the past week, so I’m digging in the archives for this one – pardon the quality of the iphone picture. I printed a run of these cards around the holidays a couple years ago and just found a small stash of them in a box – rubine red ink on fabriano medioevalis cards.
This does present an opportunity to say thanks to all the facebook fans, twitter followers, bloggers, rss subscribers, etc who have been nice enough to spread the word on Repeat Press over the last few months – things have been going really well in 2010 so far, hoping to keep going strong in the future!
Jon Gaffney from Gear Patrol came by the studio a couple weeks ago to put together a small feature for their site. We figured it might be a little more interesting if we actually pulled some prints, so I put together this poster using a quote from the show Mad Men.
The posters were printed on the Vandercook SP-20 in a small edition of just 16 prints. They are not for sale but Gear Patrol will be doing a giveaway on their site so check back soon or follow @repeatpress on twitter for updates.
Here’s Jon trying his hand on the Vandercook – be sure to check out the full writeup on Gear Patrol for more process pictures.
Thanks again to Jon and Gear Patrol for stopping by!
AS220‘s Foo Fest is an annual outdoor concert outside the venue in Providence, RI. The fest had a whole slew of bands last year and AS220 asked different artists to create and print posters for the individual bands playing the fest. I was lucky enough to get paired with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, and I created this design using four layers of fluorescent inks printed with wood type.
Most of the stuff that gets printed around here is on flat paper or cardstock – I do some bags or envelopes here and there, cd/record packaging, you know the deal. So, when the fine folks at AS220 said they were sending up a hundred blank pizza boxes to throw into the print run for the Foo Fest poster I was doing, I was pretty stoked. The boxes were used at the Nice Slice pizza shop as promotion for the show, and the posters were sold at the show along with the posters featuring the other artists involved.
The poster is available for purchase in my etsy shop here.
Another oldie – printed on my first press, a hand-inked Showcard press, back in 2003. As you can see the details of the event had not been completely solidified at the time of printing.
New year, new re-occurring weekly post. Hopefully I’ll have something new to post most of the time but if not I’ll dig something out of the archives like this!
This was my first poster done with wood type back in 2003, when I was an intern at Horton Tank Graphics in Hadley, MA. 3 colors on kraft paper for the Punk Rock Flea Market at Mass Art.
Come back next week!