Letterpress Business Cards!

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We’ve spent the last two afternoons at All Along Press, setting type and then printing business cards! The lovely co-founders of All Along Press, Elysia and Steven, were nice enough to invite us to use their Kelsey press. Siena put her brief but in depth type-setting knowledge into practice to create the 19 pica (not this) layout. She had worked with All Along Press back in February and March setting type for the Obsolete Guide to Technology for the Citizens of St Louis, which was a collaboration with ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts) for the 2011 SGCI Conference.

We paired an aubergine ink with the sky blue cards. A lot of work but a lot of fun. We can’t wait to hand them out!


About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit www.mitchcollective.org for more information.
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