Archived entries for Events
During the first weekend of November we attended the 2011 Wayzgoose event at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin and spent time in Chicago before and after the event. Our trip was filled with sights, sounds, and discussion of historic and contemporary letterpress printing. Here are some Chicago highlights:
- Quality time with our good friend and host Andy Rogers of Joslin Lake Design.
- Visit to Lillstreet Art Center. Saw Celene Aubry in action teaching letterpress and met master printer Tom Lucas.
- Visit with Jen Farrell at her fabulous Starshaped Press letterpress studio.
- Lunch with Jen Mayer and Chris Jennings (of kitemath design) to hear about their exciting projects and ventures.
- Stop at Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts to see the print studio and check out the Wood Type Evolved show.
Stay tuned for Part II with photos from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum!
>>Post Update: See David’s site, Letterpress Daily, for his posts on the Wood Type Museum part of our trip.
To inform friends and family about our newly married status, we designed and printed announcements. The announcements feature Empire, an extra condensed gothic typeface that our studio mate Ethan has in several sizes of metal type. Though the cards are basically three colors, they passed through the press four times (four runs).
The image above shows type-setting for the third print run with gold text.
I love how this blue turned out.
This shows the lock-up for the final press run.
Here’s a detail of the final announcement print.
We want to thank everyone who liked and commented on our Loop Notebook for the Felt & Wire Facebook contest. We didn’t win, but we were runners up and are happy to announce that two of our Facebook fans ARE winners.
We are giving away a custom, one-of-a-kind, letterpress makeready notebook to the person with the best comment. And the winner is… Andrew Shaw for his detailed and in depth complimentary remarks. We have also selected one of our “likers” at random to receive a set of 10 letterpress printed proof postcards (detail shown above). Congratulations to Adrienne Hooker!
If you didn’t score free Smart & Wiley goodies this round, don’t worry. There will be more contests and giveaways in the future.
Lots of lookers, lots of touchers, and even a few buyers stopped by our booth at Craft Lake City this Saturday. The space was a bit tight in our area, but overall, it was a very good event and the perfect weather. Images come from the main event sponsor and organizer, SLUG Magazine, City Weekly, and Smart & Wiley.
We installed David’s show, Hyperbole for Sale, last night at Alchemy Coffee (390 East 1700 South, SLC). It was nice to see the bold colors and type really stand out against the brick walls. See more images of the prints and process on Letterpress Daily. The show will be up for a month, so be sure to stop by and check it out. Prints will also be available for purchase here on Smart & Wiley in the upcoming weeks.
One of the sweet things about living in Salt Lake is the number of opportunities to exhibit work around the city and the supportive arts community. Speaking of exhibits (insert shameless plug here), David has been diligently preparing for his second solo show at Alchemy Coffee. We’re installing the show, Hyperbole for Sale, this Sunday night and it will be up through July 10. Stay tuned for reception info.