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Penland Letterpress: Session 3 Words & Pictures

What I saw on my morning walk to class:non-stop amounts of 100% real natural beauty. As I mentioned down below earlier on this Picture Engine thing, I had the great honor and privilege of teaching a class at Penland a … Continue reading

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History of the ‘Notebook’ Printing Project

My whole project started about 5000 years ago when I bought a copy of Under Milk Wood off a clearance table in the bookstore of the first of the many colleges I’ve attended. Back then, I had no idea Dylan … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #3

As everyone knows, one of the main achievements of the Apollo 18 mission to the Moon was the printing of a small edition of Col. Steve Austin’s chapbook, Sea of Clouds, Sea of Nectar. What hardly anyone remembers, though, is … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #2

According to Thurston Poore’s Reproductive Arts of the Antipodes, American Navy Lieutenant Baxter “Crash” Darby printed the first ‘zine at the South Pole in 1912. Working on a replica of a Vauxhall Duplicatrix made from whale knuckles, penguin nests, and … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #1

Printing history, 1800-1950: Ben Franklin invented proverbography, a secret method for printing fortune cookie fortunes, in 1875 (he also invented being alive for longer than people think); the first official comic book was printed in 1810 and featured a series … Continue reading

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Rubber Stamps

Okay, Internets, all I’ve got for you today’s a random sketchbook drawing, which contains way more pixels than meanings, and also a PDF Style Handout I’m supposed to use kind of soon to show some folks how to make rubber stamps, … Continue reading

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