Letterpress All Day, Every Day

I’ve always had an interest in the art of letterpress and after I took a workshop with Suann Song at Fifteen Eleven a few months ago, I knew it was time to start researching presses to purchase one of my own. After months and months of searching, I finally found a great starter press! It’s a 5×8 Kelsey Excelsior from 1928 and it’s beautiful.

Me printing at a letterpress workshop. Courtesy Suann Song of Fifteen Eleven.

Me printing at a letterpress workshop. Courtesy Suann Song of Fifteen Eleven.

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Letter Collector

The past few weeks have involved lots of weekend trips for me and though I feel fairly well traveled for a 22-year-old, I have to admit that I have never been beyond the east coast. When an old friend from high school moved to Kansas City for work, I took his new locale as an opportunity to visit the midwest and explore a new place. It was a fun weekend, and what I really enjoyed was our stops to two antique stores where I picked up a new hobby.

The first find.

The first find.


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Real Life

So—it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. In fact, the last time I posted, I was in the middle of a culture-shock meltdown. I made promises to blog, journal, sketch, etc. after coming back to America. But I’ll admit, I haven’t done as much as I’d like—the lack of posts being first hand evidence of that notion. However, recently I’ve been approached by some “clients” to start working on some freelance projects. These include invitations, logos and web banners that I’ll begin working on within the next few weeks and months. Actively researching on the net and in books has really helped me get back into doing what I love and find so interesting.
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