Copy Jam!


On Thursday March 25, from 6–9 p.m., contributors to the blog will host a reception at Philadelphia creative collaboration Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. “COPY JAM!” will coincide with Mark/Remarque, the 2010 conference of SGC Philadephia, and the city-wide festival Philagrafika 2010. [LS]

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Ladies of Letterpress

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Welcoming letterpress printers of all experience levels and specializations: from commercial printers to fine-press printers, zine makers to retail stationers. Ladies of Letterpress, founded in 2009 by Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers and Jessica White of Heroes and Criminals Press, provides a community for the many new letterpress printers starting up every year. Members come together online to learn from one another, share resources and ideas, and at the same time keep letterpress a thriving, exciting and multifaceted art and craft.

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Kat Ran, we saw, we gaped


Be still, my arty heart. I’m clicking deliriously through a brilliant collection of postage stamps by type designers! Once again, someone has sent me a link to a site I cannot believe I had not known about. What a find, via my fine philatelic friend Cheryl Ganz, chief curator of Philately at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. [AK]

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Free cuts & caps for download

From birds and flowers collection, the online community of printers and artists dedicated to the preservation of letterpress, now has a great collection of thousands of vintage ornaments and initials from ol

d specimen books for download. There are even tips for selecting and using them on press! [LS]

Goin’ solar at Third Bay Letterpress


[Alyson Kuhn] Jeff Towner and Jim Wehlage, the two amigos of Third Bay Letterpress, have gone solar. The panels (a.k.a. solar array) are installed in their front yard; the mighty meter is mounted in the second bay of Towner’s garage, across from a recently acquired 1965 KSBA cylinder press (perfect for posters).

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Design Destinations: My Barcelona momento

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[Alyson Kuhn] I thoroughly enjoyed Katie Barcelona’s reportage  about an exhibit she saw recently in Barcelona. Her muy fabuloso post brought back memories of my visit to her namesake city almost 40 years ago, at the very beginning of my junior year abroad. I didn’t speak any Spanish, I barely knew where Barcelona was, I had never hitch-hiked before. One of my American housemates at 5 Rue des Boeufs in Aix-en-Provence easily swept aside my reservations: ¡Vamanos!

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