Monday, May 10, 2010

Letterpress at Intima Studio Studio On the Square


Hey There, I've been taking a letterpress course at Studio on The Square or Intima Press located in New York City.
I am loving each class! Letterpress is really big now and I see why. It's something so delicious about
cotton paper being pressed with an image. It's not embossed, but pressed into the paper. It's just beautiful
that's all I can say. I took letterpress many, many years ago in highschool. It's changed a little since then.
I wanted to learn the process over again and I really appreciate letterpress even more now.
If you live in New Jersey or New York and are interested in learning the art of Letterpress or
book making please feel free to reach out to this fabulous studio. Mindy is a wonderful and very knowledgeable instructor. No bad projects ever leave her press he he he he!
You can also email Mindy at intimapress@yahoo.com or call 917-412-4134


My illustrations as letterpressed images


Beautiful block letters for letterpressing

The Master Letterpress Artist Mindy Belloff of Intima Press New York

Abby and our fearless teacher Mindy

One of my very talented classmate. She is an awesome illustrator!
Abby and our fearless teacher Mindy

30 comments:

Amy said...

Your illustrations look fabulous in letterpress! They're so you, but with a hint of vintage. And what a fun class to take.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

There is absolutely nothing like the hand of cotton paper for printing. Of all the different papers out there (and I own a good many!) I think I would know that one blindfolded.....
Much to be aid for the old slower ways of making images.... :)
I thoroughly enjoyed this post!

XXOO!!
Anne

Amalia K said...

Sure sounds like fun, V! I took a woodcut print class back in college and I totally loved how every print surprised me each time. I'm glad you're enjoying yourself... :)) ox

Tamara Henderson said...

Your design look great! I love letterpress and the way it looks on paper too! I wish I lived in NY and NJ area to take that class. Maybe I will search around here in Atlanta to see if anyone offer any classes.

rachel awes said...

i ooh la la letterpress loooove these!! everything you do is
brimming with delight & light & heart!! xox

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

This is so interesting! What a fun class this must be. I am in awe of your talents, my dear!

Jane Wilson said...

Wow! These are fabulous! I noticed the other day that A.C. Moore was cleaning out an entire aisle of scrapbooking stuff to make room for letterpress!!!!

nina seven said...

oh, v -they are so yummy! i love letterpress and your illos look fab done in it! awesome!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

So adorable! I could see these as luxurious, whimsical notecards! - Wonderful that you keep on learning new techniques. Always going, always growing!

Ana said...

Your illustrations look amazing and by the photographs those classes look like a lot of fun :D

Tomás Serrano said...

Perfect, Vanessa! I like how looks your art in this.

Bella Sinclair said...

OOOOOOOHHHH! I love letterpress, too. And WOW your designs are perfect for it! Geez Louise, where is your Etsy store??? I'm sure you're already aware, but I've seen some personal letterpress machines for sale:

http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Letterpress-Machine/2903_018/40077890.html

T.L. Holmes said...

This sounds so cool!! I love the illustrations and the crisp, vibrant colors of your illustrations. Yet another reason to woe smalltown, Midwest life :( Thanks for sharing this, Vanessa!

Brad said...

NO FAIR! I want to take the letterpress class too! Hahaha!

Seriously though where can I buy that little french guy on the bike print!! Your prints are so awesome! Such fun retro design!

Have you ever tried Gocco? I have been wanting to get one of those little gocco printers and try that out since I dont know where I can try the letter press....

Cheers!

Abz said...

Love the first post!!

Asja said...

Your work yous absolutely amazing in letterpress! It looks like a really fun course!

Jane Wilson said...

Hi Vanessa,

Yes, I will be at Surtex. My sister lives in the city so I'm coming down Friday afternoon and staying with her!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Your just fabulous. Your work is magnificent s per usual and this just proves your God-given abilities know now bounds!

Love you much, Momma!

Sandra said...

I love the illustrations. I love working with paper in all forms and letterpress looks awesome.

Ces said...

Hi Vee, just saying hello. Love.

Eric Barclay said...

Oh V, these are wonderful!

Chris Kennett said...

OooooOOOooh! I like these very much indeed!

Peter Breese said...

Amazing! How funny that I was recently looking into letterpress, etc... Nice work V and friends! OK, must move down the line here... OUCH.. I pinched my hand... ridiculous really. OK... here we go...

Mónica said...

Woo, Vanessa!!, very interesting this fabulous letterpress, your illustrations look amazing and cute. Your coments and visit make me happy, thanks so much :)

Kay Aker said...

Works so well with your images!

Kay Aker said...

Works so well with your images!

michael robertson said...

this looks like so much fun!...and I LOVE that little cycling mime!

Shirley said...

I am shrieking with delight over here, Vanessa!! Gorgeous work..I can't wait to see them in your shop. : ) I want one, I want one, I want one. : ) And wow, that's SO awesome that you're taking the class..I'm so jealous..it looks amazing and your work just is so perfect for it. YAY!!!!

donny* said...

how do i love letterpress? let me count the ways! your illustration looks so fantastic pressed. um, like it wouldn't, right? ha. and i love collecting type blocks.

Vickie said...

So fun!