The Southern Letterpress

Print St. Pete

It’s been busy here in Florida. In January of 2013, I officially joined Jessica Peterson, a.k.a. Paper Souvenir, as the Co-Owner of The Southern Letterpress. The Southern provides custom letterpress printing and design services, as well as a curated collection of letterpress goods. We specialize in personalized printing with handset type on sustainable paper stock, and our goal is to make letterpress accessible and affordable to our local communities.

As is evidenced by the recent pause in activity on the Flatbed Splendor blog, this new venture has been all-consuming! After months of planning, printing, and searching for a dedicated location, I’m thrilled to announce that we recently found a 1,500-square-foot warehouse studio space for The Southern, located at the border of St. Pete and Gulfport, FL, just south of the beautiful Pinellas Trail. We’re hosting an opening celebration on September 27th, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Join us if you can!

More updates soon… when the party’s over!

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Blogxcar

Many thanks to the folks at Boxcar Press for their wonderful write-up on Blogxcar!

Flatbed Splendor

New Classes at BookWorks

Check out the recently expanded schedule of classes that I’ll be teaching at           Asheville BookWorks this year!

ILSSA Speaks

Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), a project co-founded by me and one of my all-time favorites, Emily Larned, was recently featured in the NYFA Current magazine and the Hello Craft blog. Thanks to authors Eleanor Whitney and Mimi Kirk for their thoughtful questions! These interviews tap into the State of the ILSSA Union, a membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology.

{Re}HAPPENING 2011

We Can Only Work

An epic evening was had by all this past Saturday, April 9, at the {Re}HAPPENING, an innovative fundraising and art-based collaboration between the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP). I was honored to be involved as both an organizer and artist at the event, an annual meeting of creative minds and bodies, drawn to the historic and inspirational site of the former Black Mountain College campus, known as Lake Eden in Western North Carolina.

After a few hours at the ticketing booth and an amazing hail storm that evening, I joined my collaborators R. Brooke Priddy, Nathanael Roney and Matt Schnable, to perform an installation of sound, symbols, fiber and ink, entitled We Can Only Work. Words fail to describe the experience… I offer these photosas attempt to capture the moment. An unforgettable experience for which I am deeply grateful!

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