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40 Winks. Loved staying here.

Just a few pics from a very quick trip to London this Memorial Day weekend for a friend's wedding. 



Amazing sunday lunch at Corner Room Restaurant.
  


Gorgeous wedding at The Orangery in Holland Park.


Amazing bike culture. So impressed by the city's cycle for hire program.


Sunday on Columbia Road. Seriously, one of the best things to do in London.


Island Queen. Fantastic pub in Islington.


Amazing accommodations at 40 Winks.


Lunch at wonderful St John's Bread and Wine. Best madeleines. Ever. Order them and they bake them right away for you!


Poking around The Townhall Hotel.


Bethnal Green Park. Love how everyone just enjoys the public spaces.


Great stationery shop. Bit of a shop crush.


Columbia Flower Market.


LOVE this place. Great sign. AWESOME print shop.


Smurf house at Holland Park.



Save the Date! Life Is A Circus Gallery Reception on June 15th!



Two ring and one square fence circus!

Save the date folks! It's been a good long while, so we're mega excited to be hosting a gallery reception with our friend, Jason Cohen of  Curiosities, on Saturday, June 15th at our Henderson location!!! We'll be showing an unbelievable collection of vintage hand-printed stone-litho, screenprints, and engraved wood blocks circus prints. Pretty much the daddy of show and concert posters! In addition, we'll also have an awesome collection of circus memorabilia to accompany the prints, all from the Dr. William Edward Hooper's personal collection. Since it's been a while, you can of course count on some delicious beverages, foods, and musics. And, we're gonna have some new Circus themed posters from Brandon Griswold, Jeremy Hughes, and more! We'll have more details as the date gets closer! Summer party!



Clowns!!!!!


2013 Summer Printmaking Schedule

Hi! Here's our 2013 Summer Letterpress Workshop Schedule. Please feel free to contact us at info[at]weare1976.com if you have any questions!


Class: Personal Greeting Card Letterpress Workshop
Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30pm
Code: 1976WORKSHOP018
Cost: $125
Size: 3 people
Descp: Print 20 one-color notecards... (for more info and to register...) 


Class: Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop
Date: Thurs, June 27th, 6:30pm
Code: 1976WORKSHOP017 
Cost: $180
Size: 2 people
Descp: Print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters... (for more info and to register...)


Class: Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop
Date: Thurs, July 11th, 6:30pm
Code: 1976WORKSHOP019
Cost: $180
Size: 2 people
Descp: Print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters... (for more info and to register...)


Class: Personal Greeting Card Letterpress Workshop
Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 6:30
Code: 1976WORKSHOP020
Cost: $125
Size: 3 people
Descp: Print 20 one-color notecards... (for more info and to register...)


Class: Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop
Date: Thursday, July 25th, 6:30pm
Code: 1976WORKSHOP021
Cost: $180
Size: 2 people
Descp: Print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters... (for more info and to register...)
 

Clockwork Letterpress Prints



Clockwork Turq and Cuckoo Guts

Would love to actually cover an entire wall with real Cuckoo Clocks one day! In the meantime, here are some snaps of our latest poster we illustrated and letterpress printed in our shop.  We have them in different colors, as a set, or individually.


Detail 001


Detail 002


Detail 003


Detail 004


Don't Mess With Oak Cliff Print



Proofing.

We've been getting a lot of inquiries on how the poster typesetting workshop works. Here's a step-by-step explanation of what we do during this workshop (more examples of our workshops here and here).  Also, want to thank Michael for being such an awesome student. It was super fun to make this print. There's nothing cooler than helping someone create something they've been thinking of.



01. Workshop runs the smoothest when you have an idea of what you want to say on your poster. Once we know that, we can help you pick the best type. Then we go through the process of setting your form and registering your paper. 


02. Next we mix the ink.


03. Using a brayer, we hand ink the form.


04. Then we start printing.


05. and print an edition of 20.


06. Then we let it dry overnight.


Punc Face!!!



Punc Face and a 2nd Edition of Herro!

Before every workshop, we run a few prints just to troubleshoot the presses and do a few fun prints that have been rolling around in our brains. Here's one of the ones we just did using our extra large punctuation wood type!



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Form set.


Drying black ink on chipboard.


Workshoping



Grant running the press.

Just a few shots from our workshops these past few weeks. Most of them from this round have already filled up so we're already working on a summer schedule!



Personal stationary and envelope lining.


Type for Hal's Goonies poster. See the result here!


Pull!!!


"My life didn't turn out the way I expected." From The Natural. One of the prettiest lockups we've done.


Locking up the chase.


Gold on white. Classy!


Hal and Kevin coming up with some Good Kubrick.


Feeding the C&P.


Muscles!


1000 prints...



Think this is the 4th night of printing...

Last month we had the awesome opportunity to print some letterpress cards for the DSVC's April Speaker – the super kind, cool, and talented Tad Carpenter. Have to mention that this was the biggest custom print job we've ever done to this point. We printed almost 1000 two-color postcards for all the members of the club. Basically, a week of just printing this. Also, got to say, so proud of Derek for undertaking this mammoth project. 

Also, mega thank you's to Clampitt for donating the awesome Savoy Paper!


Really proud of our Challenge Proof Press, Sakura, too. By the end of the job, she shifted a whole foot.


No laughing while you print!


Drying.


Almost done!


Done!



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