September 20, 2010

Letterpress Internship

I love my internship at the letterpress shop of local Artist Katie Baldwin I wanted to share pictures of what I've been doing! I have never been around so much type, so it's really awesome interning at a letterpress. All of those typography lessons and graphic design terminology make so much sense now! Going back to the roots of graphic design is certainly pleasurable.

Where I hand-set type. With a box full of spacing + Job case print (the yellowish gridded poster on top) to help me navigate through the Job case (I have memorized the places of lower case letters, still trying to memorize where all upper case letters go!) + tiny sketchbook for note-taking + String to wrap around compiled sets of type + Setting sticks + Sheet indicating different projects (paragraphs, numbers, sentences for the inside of cards, press info to go on the back of cards) to be hand-set. 

I printed the type (which I have hand-set too) on these green cards. 

I have hand-set the type & printed the inside of the grey cards + the press info & website on the back of the cards.

Vandercook 4

And introducing my two new buddies (Katie's cats) Ezekiel and Nico :)


Nico was good at posing for the camera!

September 11, 2010

Greeting Cards for Sale!

I am happy to announce that Square Peg Artery & Salvage an arts and crafts store will be selling greeting cards I have illustrated and designed. Square Peg is a cute little store that sells creations from different artists [paintings, accessories, bags, journals, cards]. It is in the nice area of Rittenhouse Square, and I recommend visiting it and checking out all the wonderful art work they sell.

Two of hearts card. 3" x 4". 
Comes with a little braided yellow string to hang it where-ever you want! 

Carpets Card. 5" x 5".

Suitcases Card. 4.5" x 6".

Here are a couple of photos I took of the store!

Square Peg address is:
108 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

They are open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
They are closed on Sundays & Mondays

The store also runs different kinds of workshops and features art shows.

For those who live outside Philadelphia and are interested in buying one of my cards you can email me and I will mail the card to you :)

Self-portraits September 1 - September 10

Playing with water-color for the month of September! Some of the scanned portraits aren't sharp enough 'Kind-of-fuzzy' & reflective because I am using a new scanner, I still need to figure out how to make it work for me. Sorry for the out of focus quality.

Sept. 1, 2010

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September 01, 2010

Self-portraits August 19 - August 31

August 19, 2010

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