Caveat Emptor!

With the resurgence of interest in letterpress a lot of people are looking to buy small, tabletop presses to use for personal projects. I think it’s great that designers are getting their hands dirty and learning how fun and inspiring a small press can be. But you need to know what you’re buying and who… Continue reading Caveat Emptor!

AIGA Y-16 Conference

After a very busy month of keeping the presses rolling, heading out on the road with Sha Na Na and keeping the dogs happy, I was really excited to participate in this years Y Conference for the San Diego Chapter of the AIGA. It was a packed house at my ‘Thinkshop” and the group was… Continue reading AIGA Y-16 Conference

Another year passes….

Well, it’s that time of year again, out with the old, in with the new! It’s also my time to reflect back on things. It’s been a good year here at the shop (all things considered). I’ve had lots of fun with my friends and made some new ones along the way, and it’s been a… Continue reading Another year passes….

活字印刷 (katsu jin satsu) is “letterpress printing” in Japanese….

I got a really nice email from a good friend of mine today, Brandon Lavigne. He’s studying Japanese Kanji over in Japan these days. Brandon, along with Brett at Anders Creative, was responsible for the great look of the Quality Letterpress website. When we first met, all I had was a basic splash page with… Continue reading 活字印刷 (katsu jin satsu) is “letterpress printing” in Japanese….