Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
sorting and hunting for the perfect components and the puzzle-esque setup is surely my favorite part of the letterpress process; I'll save polymer plates/printing for professionals. PLUS, overprinting and experimenting with colors is quite seductive — i do love the element of chance. Once i pull the sheet off the press, i'm quite disinterested with the final thing.
i'm onto new press experiments inspired by this great site (found via manystuff).
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I've been meaning to post the results of our workshop for quite sometime. For information see our write-up on the Walker's blog and check out the flickr site! One of our favorite teaching moments, EVER!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
From my visit to the University of Michigan's Exhibit Museum of Natural History. This sort of typography maybe unfashionable or kitchy, but I love this type of display in all it's
g l o r y!
I can't get these out of my mind (via Bird and Banner).
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
We tried out two state parks in one week—both were new to me and much closer than the north shore.
The first was Afton State Park, where we hiked in a couple miles to our camping site. We lugged in a ridiculous amount of stuff for just one night and were completely secluded from other humans which was quite magical. We sawed our own wood, were harassed by raccoons, serenaded all night long by wild turkeys, whip-poor-wills, and woodpeckers——don't know if a full moon means active animals??? next morning we hiked to our own private beach on the St. Croix river for some good swimming.
The second trip was e a s y camping (don't know if camping is even the right word). We drove up north——the moment before you reach Superior) to Jay Cooke State Park situated on the big and broad St. Louis river. There we stayed in an amazing log cabin which was fairly new and well crafted. I had a bit of cabin envy as there was a really great one (Slate cabin) which butted up against a huge rock wall and was a bit more private. Next day, we drove to Duluth, swam in the mighty Lake and ate at one of our favorite restaurants called the New Scenic Cafe. Yum, the tempeh reuben is crazy good.
Lucky us, no mosquitoes on both ventures!
Friday, June 11, 2010
We carved out three-weeks to go to Wales; and since we were unable to go at the last minute, we found ourselves with a chunk of time. a rare opportunity! We've taken a handful of mini-excursions to local venues — our first, to one of our favorites—the Guthrie. To occupy the space during the day, when there is barely anyone around, is particularly incredible.