This 3 color print was a great printing experience. I got to use the Book Arts League’s Vandercook SP-15, which is awesome. We got the snowflakes (and much more) from Moore Wood Type, who gave us a generous discount on his 2014 “Hellbox.” A Hellbox – in modern times – means a bucket of type less than perfect, not fit to sell as per the manufacturer’s specs, but not so bad that you need to discard it. But each piece printed so beautifully the untrained eye would never know there were any imperfections at all. I chose a design like this to show off how magical letterpress can be, playing with impression and the overlaying of colors as only this style of printing process can naturally achieve.
The snowflakes were printed first and at the December open house I printed the red type. The paper was generously donated from Leanin Tree greeting card company (based in Boulder). So a lot of love went into this year’s card. For the type, I used some French Antique by William H. Page from my personal collection. –Brian
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The Book Arts League would like to thank the good people of Lafayette (and beyond) for your support at the 15th Annual Peach Festival. We had a great time seeing old friends of the Book Arts League as well as welcoming new members. This is always a fun event for us and we hope to see folks we met at upcoming Book Arts League classes and open houses in the near future.
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The Peach Festival is Lafayette’s biggest event of the year featuring organic peaches from the Western Slope. There are crates of peaches, peach smoothies, peach pies, peach….. well you get the idea. There will also be tons of other local and regional arts and crafts booths.
The Book Arts League will be there with print demos, t-shirts and prints for sale as well as membership opportunities. We’d love it if you came by and said “hello!”
Look for our booth in downtown Lafayette on South Public!
15th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival
August 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM