I'm super excited to be co-hosting Ligatures first lino printing workshop with my talented friend Tanya Roberts on Sunday, March 23. We are so grateful to be holding the event at Coach House Press, surrounded by beautiful paper stock, colourful inks, and historic printing presses. If you sign up, you may even have the opportunity to print your proofs on a Vandercook press!
Cost to participate is $25, and space for this event is limited.
Please sign up today!
I'm so exciting about Ligatures' screening of the Linotype film, happening one week from today at Coach House Books. RSVP on the Ligatures blog.
Much thanks to Tanya Roberts and Paul Dotey for helping make this event poster come to life!
If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I've been having a great time experimenting with acrylic. In mid-February, I acquired some remnant wood from a hardware store, and decide to try my hand at sign painting. These were the results, which are now available for purchase in my shop.
Home Sweet Home $40
Carpe Diem $40
No Pain, No Gain $40
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish $40 - SOLD
Each one-of-a-kind, 13 3/4" x 4 7/8" sign is hand-painted with acrylic on 3/16" wide balsa wood.
Commissioned signs always available – please contact me for more details.
Watch for more signs coming soon!
The third installment of "Two-word truths" is now available! You can pick up "Take care" in the shop for for $20. These 9" x 9" limited edition lino prints are based on original hand-lettering by yours truly. Printed in black ink on bright white 250gsm cotton archival paper. Lots of photos below.
And don't forget: you can still take advantage of the "Two-word truths" print-of-the-month subscription. For $120 (a 50% savings!), you can pre-purchase all 12 prints and receive a new print in your mailbox at the beginning of each month. You can subscribe at any point during the year – I will simply send you all the prints that have been released up to that date.
Or, pick up a single copy of "Take care" in the shop today!
Thanks for your support!
Here are some highlights from February's typographic adventures with acrylic for 12 Months of Type. Check out all previous posts here, and follow my current progress on Instagram.
Also, watch for new work coming to the shop on Monday.
Have a great weekend! Stay warm!
Above is the finished washroom sign I created for Hank's Cafe. I wanted the style to match the existing wordmark, pictured below (designed by Key Gordon).
Since I couldn't track down the original typeface, I used the system & characteristics of the existing letterforms in Hank's to create the letters I needed for the word Washrooms. Throw in a nice, swashy arrow, a white drop shadow, and the design was complete! A couple additional process shots below.
The next Ligatures type club meeting is happening next Thursday at SOMA Chocolatemaker. Yum!
Please RSVP on our new and improved website: ligatures.ca
(Poster design & banner lettering by yours truly.)
Remember my toy block alphabet and numerals I posted a couple months ago? Due to popular demand, the full set is now available as a print! These 9" x 9" posters are ink jet printed in Toronto in full colour on 180gsm ultra white matte cotton-based art paper. Pick up your copy over at my shop.