iota press is the perfect place to print a chapbook. although i have a degree in poetry, i hadn’t thought about writing in a few years. so i thought it might be perfect to dive into self-publishing again with an older poem.
one exciting thing about being an iota press co-op member is taking part in group projects. in february 2014 we all featured our work together on the walls of risk press in sebastopol, ca. we marble and make paper together for fun. and, more recently, we have been working hard on a collection of broadsides to sell together at december’s open house.
mine is titled “sweet corn.” i began by focusing on one of the poems that did not make the cut for my seed pack poems:
one of my most recent projects at iota press was my seed pack poems. it began with my printing buddy, megan, bringing in her unwanted artichokes for other iota members to take home. i stood at the type case and, without the words already in mind, composed a poem in under 25 minutes about the lovely vegetable.
over the course of four weeks, i composed several other poems about the fruits and vegetables around me in the same manner:
happy (late) new year! it’s definitely been awhile but it is a resolution to blog a bit more in 2014. the last few months of last year came and went, so i’d love to catch you up a bit:
folding bones news
i got the folding bones press facebook page up and running! i update it quite a bit more than the blog so “like” the page to keep up with everything happening in the letterpress world. i’ll even send you a little reward.
iota press happenings
aside from iota press moving into a bigger location, allowing more room for workshops, classes, and printing madness, the co-op members will be displaying their work at risk press in sebastopol during the month of february. sign up on the snail mail list for an invitation.
iota press at risk
risk press gallery
february 1-23, 2014
7345 healdsburg avenue
sebastopol, california 95472
sonoma county wedding collective
i’m happy to announce my membership within the sonoma county wedding collective! we are a group of wedding vendors focused on bringing our handmade, artisan talents to local northern california weddings. part of the venture for me will be teaching couples how to hand print their own wedding invitations on antique presses. brides- and grooms-to-be will mix their own ink, feed their own paper, and create the wedding invitation suite of their dreams. stay tuned!
recent news: Iota Press was kind enough to accept me into their letterpress co-op. it is located in sebastopol and everything i ever dreamed of!
Which do you prefer – lettering or calligraphy? Both are hot in the stationery world right now, and a lot of people do not even know there is a difference. Two very awesome artists in Berlin know there is a distinct difference, and they are currently battling it out!Lettering vs Calligraphy’ is a project by Giuseppe Salerno and Martina Flor. It consists of a visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher, where they draw/write a letter responding to a keyword given by a moderator. The adventure aims to explore the capabilities of the two technical approaches. It delivers one letter daily and takes place online, where the visitors are invited to vote for their favourite.
here are a few of my favorite recent battles: