28 April 2015
17 April 2015
Pen and Paint
31 March 2015
Gothic 60pt, Futura 10pt, lino cut
My last go at the letterpress was less ambitious. It combined a quick linocut with the logo from my recently launched portfolio site. BTW, notice the reno to this blog and the new "PORTFOLIO" tab above? Typefaces are close, but not exact match to what I am using on the Portfolio site (Oswald and Roboto Light).
29 March 2015
Bold Line Gothic 96pt, Condensed Western Small,
Gill Bold 48pt, Character Face
Normally, I would post the finished image first. However, letterpress is so much about the process of setting type and furniture that it seems more appropriate to present the work in progress above. See the beautiful colours that the wood type has absorbed over years of use? The metal type is made out of lead, so little nicks are plentiful and adds charm. Below is the finished print, white ink on Kraft Stonehenge.
17 March 2015
Getting out of my comfort zone of pen and ink to try a linocut. It is fun seeing the final results after a couple of hours carving and wondering what it will look like when inked and printed. This image is loosely based on an old photo that came up when I Googled 1860s, Portland, Oregon, women, for another work-in-progress.
Source photo -- top left