Calligraphy and Letterpress
After years of wanting to learn the art of letterpress, I took a class at the Flower City Arts Center with local artist Rachel Oatridge of Milo Nine Press. I learned how to make custom polymer letterpress plates out of my own calligraphy and designs, which brought me to my very first letterpress project.
Wegmans Letterpress Greeting Cards: Wegmans, the pride and joy of Rochester 💌. The creation of this card is one of my favorite projects to date. I got to combine my modern calligraphy with my love of Wegmans AND my love of letterpress. I loved the process so much, my fiance and I got a little crazy and started shopping for a printing press on Craigslist.
In 2017 we found a listing for a printing press in Grand Island, NY. With the intention of driving over and possibly buying one printing press, we left with one Chandler and Price 8x12 old style press in the bed of a pickup truck, and a Chandler and Price new style 10x15 press on a trailer. We probably won't need both, but it was an offer we couldn't refuse.
2018 is the year we get the presses up and running, and I can't wait to show you future letterpress projects. Follow Flower City Letters on social media to stay tuned!