Monday, May 16, 2011

Best new product display NSS

One of our best new product displays, beautifully put together by Hope Amico.

NSS day 1

Ladies pizza party with lots of letterpress friends, @pistachiopress @thomasprinters @heartfishpress and a touch of @flywheelpress booth

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stationery show 1st day set up

After the first day of set up. So far so good. Lots to do today but we're ready. Booth 1653.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

awesome book arts project

I taught an Intro to Book Arts class this Spring at LSU. It's been two years since I had taught one and it was really fun to get back into teaching mode, especially when there is letterpress involved. One of the projects was to make a Book as an object or Object as a book. Dayna Zrinski's "Deadly Silence", I must say, was one of the best I've seen yet. Fully executed (no pun intended), great craftsmanship, carved into a loaded firearm, and just plain awesome. Go get 'em Dayna!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

confluence show, LeMieux Galleries, part 2

Finally I am back to post pics of the show installed. In my world it was a success, made some sales and received good feedback. Christy and Denise at LeMieux Galleries are awesome to work with and now it's time to think about the next work to make. (oh yeah, but the stationery show is less than 2 weeks, so I'll start thinking soon...).

Birds and Bear originally was a paper cut, but here it has been laser cut out of steel and powder coated bone white. Her skirt is a part of the Baton Rouge skyline, an area we call Exxon city. She measures about 9' tall.

The Security Bears in the radial piece are die cut security envelopes with hand drawn faces and other drawings or media.

The Great Outdoors is the one with the raccoons in the rain. One is ominous, showing his teeth, while the other cares more about the drops. Each raccoon is made of silk with hand stitching and machine sewn drawing. The raindrops are powder coated, laser cut steel. Baited (pelican) is hand cut paper (a shrimp boat in her belly), and the Hesitation (with the two facing Nutrias) is also cut paper, a redwinged blackbird perched on a tail.

If you've seen the Grizzly Bear hug that we sell, you'll recognize the bears here. Lookout and Love are die cut, letterpress printed, with mixed media (hand cut paper, book pages, type writing). Peeking around the corner, he's watching....

The rays are powder coated laser cut steel, with painted texture. The water is hand cut Japanese paper. The drawing on the wall is a simple cross section of waves. Whaler is hand cut paper and drawing. The Pelicans are called Knotted, holding a love knot between them (it's really a "jury rig" knot).

Glorious, is relief printed on silk, hand appliqued on cotton relief printed raindrops, with crewel embroidery and machine sewn drawing. Stormed is steel, with two red foxes stormed in conflict.

Check out LeMieux Galleries, here. Photos are by Brian Baiamonte.