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.
The examples of late 19th century printing from the Sheaff: ephemera site definitely serve as inspiration for Smart & Wiley. The details, the colors, the layering, the lettering, oh my! Check it. And after a little Googling, it appears the site’s author, Mr. Sheaff, has been an art director and stamp designer for the U.S. Postal Service. (Feel free to fact check that last statement. Thanks.–Mgmt.)
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.