Quoddy Workshop - Lewiston, Maine by Oliver Wilkins. The Quoddy workshop in Maine is an amazing place, the craftsman are extremely skilled and very friendly and open. Special thanks to Dan for giving such a great insight.
The City Expososed: Typecaster for life by San Francisco Chronicle. A recent Thursday at 10:23 a.m.: In the basement of Arion Press, ?where they still print books the old-fashioned way, Lewis Mitchell slid open a box of parts used to change the font size on the Monotype ?casting machines he has maintained for 62 years. “I thoroughly enjoy the sound of the machines turning, and seeing the type come out is a joy,” Mitchell said. He can tell by the sound of the moving springs and levers if…
Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film by Danny Cooke. A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier. www.plymouth.ac.uk
For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (www.shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portlands most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 2 features Beam Anchor (www.beamandanchor.com); a collective workspace and showroom in North Portland where an assortment of local craftsmen both make and sell their work. Follow the full series at www.experimentwithnature.com
Jack Daniel's meets Helms Workshop by Travis Robertson. In what is quickly becoming an annual tradition, we worked with independent artists in Berkeley, CA; Austin, TX; and Brooklyn, NY, to create five posters centered around the theme of Independence.