Most of you have heard about the recent passing of Gloria Stuart, the actress who portrayed, um, Old Rose in the movie "Titanic", but did you know she was also a book artist? Yep, when she wasn't chucking huge diamonds into the ocean she was settin' type and takin' names, until she retired at the age of... 96?!?
And yes, I get all of my important news updates via dlisted and wikipedia. Deal with it.
I need a weekly publishing goal. I'm thinking I'd rather set a recurring weekday post though, I like to keep my weekends relatively Internet free. Maybe next week I'll start with iPhone Phridays? A shot from the studio, taken every Friday, with my iPhone?
I haven't bought a font in a while, nevermind an entire family. I've already blown all my money on cast iron and motor oil, I need to cool it for a bit. Until this thing starts being lucrative I've told myself I need to stick to fonts I already have, freebie fonts, or if I'm desperate I'll just draw it by hand.
Bear with me... I'm trying out this mobile blogging app on my new iPhone in the hopes that I can bypass the whole actually-getting-pictures-off-my-camera-and-onto-my-blog problem I seem to be having lately.
So here's a photo (unedited, taken with my iPhone) of a blind impression done as part of a small demonstration I did for some of Jason's employees (which is HILAROUS given my current insane lack of knowledge on the subject of letterpress). Computer engineers actually get pretty excited about antiquated, completely inefficient machinery. Who knew?
The plate is from my collection of old cuts that I've been using to practice... it appears to be a kid sleeping at his/her desk? Strange, yet fitting for this time of year. Oh, and this is my first print on Lettra, which I am already liking way better than Holyoke, which was much smushier.