Archive for May, 2007

RPP Mention in Weekly Dig

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Bookplates We got a nice little small blurb with a picture of the owl bookplates in Boston’s Weekly Dig. If you live in the area, trot yourself over to one of the bright orange paper boxes, and pick up a copy. We’re on the first page of the “Department of Commerce” section.

I’ll link it up as soon as it posts to the website.

4th Annual Print Arts Fair

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

LGNE Print Arts Fair
The Letterpress Guild of New England and the Museum of Printing are putting on their fourth annual print arts fair at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA on June 17.

Last year’s event was big fun, both motivational and educational. If you’re in New England, especially if you’ve never been to the Museum of Printing before, it’s absolutely worth the trip.

This year I’ll not only be going, I’ll be there at a table selling Rainy Planet stuff!

Where have I been?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

So, I’ve been pretty slack about posting in the past few months, and yet there’s been a fair bit going on.

At the end of March, I managed to add a C&P 10×15 New Style press to the Rainy Planet stable. The acquisition really means that I’ve outgrown my basement, so I have been looking (with less diligence than is really required for the task) for some studio space in Somerville. More on that soon.

I’ve had a couple of custom jobs come along, which have been fun and in some cases challenging.

I finally bit the bullet and tried out some of Crane’s Lettra paper. It’s awesome. I did two different sets of wedding invitations using ecruwhite 100lb Lettra. (The invitations were for family and friends: I’m not sure that doing paid custom wedding invitation jobs isn’t more trouble than it’s worth).

Now that you’re up to date, a few more posts about the future are on the way…