"Truth and Lies" is a letterpress print created in response to the 2016 presidential election and the ongoing treatment of facts by the current administration. After reading post-election analyses about information bias, echo chambers, and disinformation campaigns, aside from being generally discouraged about the state of our country, I wondered whether I could create a print that could be viewed differently when looking through visual filters. It would first involve some experimenting...Read More
This is a print I created Winter Quarter of 2009 as a second quarter student at the School of Visual Concepts. I believe this was the third project I ever printed. It clearly didn't take me long to become nuts about typesetting and type.
I remember wanting it to be a celebration of typefaces in all their various shapes. 38 typefaces were used. It was quite a challenge to typeset, but I was determined. I loved that it was a puzzle to fit all the pieces together.Read More
The print City Traffic shows a city skyline and rows of traffic. The entire composition is printed with handset metal type. The city buildings feature a variety of patterns and textures highlighting some of the best ornamental type at Pinwheel Press. The rows of traffic feature cars and trucks made out of geometric shapes with whimsical details. Lots of little details in this print make me smile.Read More
Now in its sixth year, this project is a partnership between letterpress printers from the School of Visual Concepts and the Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program. WITS poets work with pediatric patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital, helping the young patients write poetry that expresses their individual experiences.
Once a year a select group of poems are chosen to be part of this project. This year 23 poems were matched with letterpress printers who created broadsides then bound in a portfolio.Read More
I had the chance to visit the London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) in the fall of 2015. The center is run by artists Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura and is an open-access studio dedicated to book arts. LCBA provides workshops on everything from bookbinding to foil blocking to letterpress printing. One can take specific workshops or with experience get a studio pass and have access to the studio. I was greeted by center co-founder Simon who gave me the tour of their large and well appointed facilities.Read More