Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Letterpress Class

I recently took a letterpress class in the Mission (this is my new favorite blog, by the way). It was kind of awesome and when I have a giant house with a crafting studio, I'll probably buy one (maybe).

The class was geared towards people who want to learn more about letterpress and those who might one day want to buy a letterpress. I was just going for general interest.

Ever wonder why letterpress cards are so expensive? They're a lot of work, that's why! And you couldn't really ever make your own letterpress, because most of the work involved requires you already have the letterpress. It would be easy to show up and crank out your own cards, because all the hard work has been done in the set-up.

Anyhow, there were about 7 of us, and we each submitted a design for a "business card" (I don't have a business, so I made a "calling card"...except I didn't put my phone number on it, so maybe it's just a "hey look at me!" card, or "oh, hey, yeah, I have my own card....jealous?" card). Whatever....we all submitted a design, and they were all combined into 1 8.5 x 11 plate. We letterpressed (not sure if that's the correct verb) them as one and cut them out.

So cute, right? I was inspired by Kate's awesome cards, but I needed more information on mine.

(my photos have been rad lately, I know...)


Anonymous said...

Actually, these are perfect blog cards. No one ever puts a phone number on the cards that get handed out at BlogHer!

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Kate said...