Friday, September 25, 2009

Broadside on the Spirit of Paper

I recently received the broadside pictured in these photos from my friend, and fellow NBSS alumna, Amanda Nelsen. She printed it at Firefly press where I once attended a fantastic open studio night. Below is an excerpt from the note included with this fine specimen of letterpress printing.
Alegria [another alumna] located this quote from Timothy Barrett, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the College Book Arts Association in Iowa this past January, and asked me to print it. I thought that while I had it set up I would print one for you all as well - fellow admirers of well crafted paper.

Do click on the photo above for a closer look at Barrett's elegant words. Reading the quote with each letter impressed in the paper, you will start to imagine that you've been transported to the entrance of paper heaven!

Learn more about Amanda and the wonderful work that she does, by visiting her website, She was recently featured on Cambridge television with a video interview about her recent work using found paper. It's definitely worth a peek because of her beautiful work, and her little bindery helper, her son!

L to R Tim, Alegria, Walter, Me, Miguel, Wendy, Amanda, Dave
Above, Amanda and I are holding a school banner after we've marched into the arena for the annual table hockey tournament.

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