Inasmuch as this blog was off-stage all that year, here’s the Christmas card that I printed at the National Print Museum in 2017. I was lucky enough that it was picked as the card that the Museum sent as their Christmas card that year.Continue reading “Christmas card 2017”
Inasmuch as there was spare time before I got a turn on the press at the Introductory Letterpress Course at NCAD with Mary Plunkett to print my definition of tea, I also set these two lines from Hamlet:Continue reading “More ink in heaven and earth, Horatio”
Inasmuch as I have no affinity for it, I took until this year’s Christmas Card Workshop at the National Print Museum to first use big wooden type. Maybe I was over-compensating for previously ignoring the big type, but since the type was going to be big, I wanted it to be BIG:
The wooden type itself looks more interesting than its result:
It was interesting to learn about letterpress printing at the National Print Museum workshop by printing a letterhead based on the letterhead I produce on the computer. I had fun; doing the 36pt “Menteith” was a doddle; the instructor, Con, was great, and very helpful when it came to letterspacing “CONSULTING”; but, boy, 8pt text takes a long time when done by hand, especially when you don’t know the layout of letters in the case. Continue reading “Impressed by Letterpress”
I was at the National Print Museum in Dublin for their open day last weekend, and I’ll be back there next weekend for a workshop on letterpress printing.