Our marketing department was only recently notified that, at least in the UK, people celebrate National Sausage Week at the beginning of November. Thanks to Apryl at Blue Daisy Glass, we now know what we’re missing. In the US, we traditionally laud hot dogs for the entire month of July and eat accordingly, but that leaves out a whole world of encased meats. Let’s all raise a sausage/pickle and toast to a great week!
Posts Tagged ‘Letterpress’
Sure, the fun of summer in Chicago is just about done, but there’s plenty to enjoy during the month of October before the coldest winter ever starts up in earnest. At the very least, you have the Halloween candy fix and Chicago Artists Month to look forward to. The upcoming Friends of Transit Print Invitational focuses on all things transportational and travel-related, and runs from October 1 — 30, 2011, with an opening reception Friday, October 7th, from 6–8:30pm at I Am Logan Square’s new gallery space. Check out Slow Industries’ urban aphorisms postcards, as well as work from our printmaking colleagues at Monkey Rope Press, Moongirl Productions and Rar Rar Press.
As you can see from this photo, even though letterpress printing can be cruel, whimsical and painstaking, the results are well worth the effort and bring smiles to the faces of everyone who has survived the process. This past weekend, our education outreach coordinator finished teaching a two week “Broadsides for Poets” workshop at the Evanston Print & Paper Shop. Three industrious and talented participants picked great poetry for their broadsides and really made the most of the class.
Come and visit Slow Industries at the Renegade Craft Fair this coming weekend! We’re at booth 252 (we think..) and will be around from 11-7 on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to our fine wares, you can buy just about anything handmade at this gargantuan event. There might even be ponies, but no promises.
This past weekend, Slow Industries’ Education Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Vogel, taught a two color linocut class at the ever popular Evanston Print & Paper shop. And what a class it was! Six industrious workshop participants carved and printed like crazy to finish six pretty amazing prints. Read on for more pictures and stats!
Doesn’t the sign just say it all? Especially true for anyone lurking behind the flowers.
Here, we take a break to photograph the results of our hard work on prints for the show Creep (at the ever welcoming Starshaped Press.) We thought you might like to see how we plan out a typical reduction linocut print (where more and more of a single block is carved away after each color pass, as opposed to a multiple color print created with a separate linoleum carving for each color.)
If you’re in the Chicago market for some paper magic from Slow Industries, look no further than the super awesome Inkling Shop in Lakeview. It’s a wonderful place to find paper goods and gifts for just about anyone. (Our personal favorite was a nifty notepad with covers made from old computer floppy disks.) Then again, maybe you’re not in the greater Chicago area… If you’re lucky enough to live in the south, you can find our goods at Young Blood Boutique & Gallery. We only wish we could be there too!