If you follow me on instagram, you’ll likely have seen a few of these images kickin’ around. I worked on a super fun personal project over the weekend that turned out better than I could have ever imagined.
One of my coworkers owns a beautiful old printing press and was kind enough to let our team invade his garage last Friday to get our letterpress on. It was my first time letterpressing and I could not be more pleased with the results.
After a quick arm workout cranking the wheel on the old Chandler and Price it became almost zen just churning out print after print. All of the linework was letterpressed. I then hunkered down with a beer and my paints later that evening to add some colour. Because the ink we printed with is rubber based, it repelled the watercolour paint like I had hoped and I got to do a crafty Mr. Burns laugh as my plan unfolded perfectly.
I am now 90% obessed with letterpressing everything and 10% afraid that this was a ridiculous bout of beginners luck.