So, I didn't actually print anything today. But this weekend was chock-full, so here you go!
Saturday brought seven enthusiastic ladies into my printshop for a bridal shower weekend extravaganza.
It's a lot of fun to see things start to click--Meredith was all set to do a second color with stars, and on the very short walk to the press, turned to me and said, "What if I use a star here?" And it was perfect; the teeny tiny star is just the right little touch.
And trying out blind impression....
Mixing up wood type (and loving the "salty" effect of printing it on the Pilot) and using silly little cuts for casual notes.
Playing with border pieces!
And Lydia used the unicorn! I've been trying to find a good reason to print to for almost two years.
Two ink colors! And excellent use of my skull & crossbones.
And finally, a little "woot woot" and they were on their way. Thanks to Kate, Kelsey, Maggie, Lydia, Maggie, Meredith, and Becky (who made the cutest cards that I didn't get a photo of!) for an inspiring day!
May Day Studio is a bookbinding and letterpress printing studio in Montpelier, Vermont. I envision the day when all correspondence will be letterpressed, and all journals will be one-of-a-kind. May Day Studio’s letterpress visions are achieved with handset type, original papers from handcarved linoleum blocks, and a small army of antique printing presses. We like to think that it's the unique intersection of new and old, skill and craft that makes May Day Studio stand out in the crowd of cookie-cutter design.