Archive for October 30th, 2009


This is what lead type looks like when it is set, left to right, upside down, one letter at a time.

This morning Arjen Noordman, a fantastic designer from Brooklyn, posted an interview with me that, if you are interested in design or letterpress printing or a bit of historical perspective, may be of interest to you.

It’s such perfect timing because November First is the official anniversary of opening my shop twenty-five years ago. I am feeling so nostalgic! Don’t forget to come to our Wayzgoose on Friday, November 6th, from 5 to 8, at the Studio Z Mendocino print shop, 711 North Main, Fort Bragg.

Here is the link to Cranbrook Design’s site and the entire interview:


Here is the invitation to the Wayzgoose, too, for good measure.

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The Wayzgoose Invitation, letterpress printed in three colors, mounted on red paper.

We are all madly cleaning and planning and cooking for the party on next Friday. I am contemplating this quarter century of doing work I love very much. It’s a time for going inward, for remembering and appreciating, and for looking forward too, planning and dreaming… Such a richness.

Hope you enjoy the interview!


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