Hello all! I apologize from being away from the internet so long, I’ve been busily working on my independent project! As my final assignment as a intern here at PRESS, I was asked to print the poetry of Annie Raskin and Stephen Rifkin for an exhibit Gallery 51 will be putting up later this May. … Continue reading
Category Archives: Letterpress
“It’s About Time” Opening Reception
Last Sunday night provided a cold, snowy backdrop for our opening reception for the Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA) exhibit, “It’s About Time”. A few came out to defy Old Man Winter’s relentless agitation, and we were thankful for the support. We raffled off the hot-off-the-press compilation books that were created this weekend. The … Continue reading
I’m Going Woodtype Crazy
I have a couple of missions for the next couple of months at PRESS. One of them is to organize, by font, the woodtype drawers, which have been seven drawers of slapdash arrangement. Another mission is for me to create a series of prints every month to test and push by printing skills. For February, … Continue reading
When at Last I Join
Mad River Press Announces the Publication of WHEN AT LAST I JOIN a poem by Amy Fleury with original artwork by Melanie Mowinski This 10 X 14 inch broadside is printed in 4 colors on 280 gram Rives BFK using a Vandercook Universal III letterpress, and also includes an additional watercolor detail painted … Continue reading
2015 Calendar Sneak Peak!
Phew, we finished the calendar just in time! It goes on sale this coming Thursday and we printed the last couple of runs today. We thought you might enjoy a peak at the cover page. Remember, download this form 2015Mantra Calendar, print and mail in with your check to reserve yours! Continue reading
Printing Has Started for the 2015 Calendar
So the crazy printing has started. We’ve started the 2015 calendar, and we think 2015 will be a good year. 2014’s quickly sold out, so there has been quite a bit of anticipation for the next year’s edition. Like 2014, 2015’s calendar will contain motivational quotes from contemporary figures like Amy Poehler and Aung San … Continue reading
Type Nerds Rejoice!
Today was an exciting day up here in Rochester! My school, RIT, has an absolutely fabulous graphic arts library, the Cary Collection. In January, the collection welcomed a major acquisition in the form of what is now known as the Kelmscott-Albion press, dating back to 1891. An Albion press is an early hand press used primarily … Continue reading
Finishing Up that Linocut!
Hi everyone! As Jonas mentioned in the previous post, my full-time days at PRESS have sadly come to an end. I had such a wonderful summer with Melanie and Jonas; they both taught me so much in my three months with PRESS! Lucky for me, I’ll still be helping out from afar as much as … Continue reading
Nicole’s Last Days with Printing
Nicole has sadly left us, and she spent her last days away from the computer to do some physical printing of her own. In the pictures, we see her experimenting with a gradient roll. She also practiced wetting the paper to make the color as smooth as possible. Of course, the final product, which will … Continue reading
Setting Type: Round 1
Hi everyone! Nicole here. I set type for the first time this afternoon and wanted to share my experience with you all. Melanie started me off with the tiniest size we have – 6-point! You need to be really careful with small type especially to make sure the letters are set in the correct orientation. … Continue reading