The Moveable Type Truck & The Mandate Press
Posted on March 29th, 2012 // Inspiration, Letterpress, News, Posters & Prints, Printing

We’re so excited and honored to have Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press (Portland) stop at The Mandate Press! So here’s the short and the long about Kyle and The Moveable Type Truck: Kyle was a girl who loved two things, letterpress and road trips. So, in 2010, she utilized Kickstarter.com to fund a campaign so that she could launch a moveable letterpress operation, not just the type, but the whole shebang. Kyle got herself a 1982 Chevy step van and converted it into a fully functional letterpress shop. Now she travels the nation bringing the art and function of letterpress to a town near you!

We’re elated to have her park her ride at the shop and you’re all invited! We’re making a print for all of you who show up and crank a press.

When: April 2nd (Monday)

Time: 4pm – 7ish

Where: The Mandate Press 1077 South Main St. SLC, UT 84111

Why: Duh.

You can also stay current with the happenings of the event by joining our Facebook event.

We hope to see you all here and if you can’t make it to our shop, make sure to check out the rest of the type-truck tour!

Also, if you’re in Utah and you’ve been putting off submitting an application for Craft Lake City, have no fear! Some Craft Lake City peeps will be here too for you to learn more.

*some images courtesy of Kyle Durrie

 

 

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Carl Richards: The Best Coffee Date, Ever
Posted on February 21st, 2012 // Inspiration, News, Posters & Prints, Printing

Carl Richards is probably the one person you would love to have coffee with. Maybe even a beer. Or tapas. Well, quite frankly you want to be with Carl Richards anywhere that there is ready access to a cocktail napkin and a pen. Carl has created a name for himself in the world of finance and investing by being, well, it’s simple: honest and succinct. He makes financial concepts easy to understand with the quick gesture of a sharpie on a napkin. Which almost sounds like something out of a MoMA exhibition: *insert pretentious curatorial voice* Sharpie on Napkin. However, in all actuality, Carl is an artist. This is also where we get involved, in case you were wondering why it is that some lowly printers know such a prestigious being.

Over time we’ve been printing 8″x10″ prints of Carl Richards’ financial napkin concepts and they are now a show, Visualizing Finance, at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. We also printed a limited edition letterpress cover for his book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money (Portfolio/Penguin, January 2012).

So, if you’re in Utah, we suggest you take a stroll up to Park City to check out his show. If you’re not around this neck of the woods, lucky for you, Carl Richards is a regular contributor to The New York Times Bucks Blog. You can see all of his financial concept napkin sketches here.

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Tip of the Hat to Baltimore Print Studios
Posted on November 18th, 2011 // Inspiration, Letterpress, News, Posters & Prints

A while ago we did a small favor for our friend Kyle over at Baltimore Print Studios. He so kindly repaid the favor ten times over by sending us some really great gems. We love it when the world works like this. You buy lunch today – we will buy lunch another day. We wish the world worked out so well all of the time.

Firstly, they sent us an awesome Birthday announcement (of sorts) of a fold-your-own Vandercook. Pretty sweet. We wonder if anyone that received one has actually assembled it?

They also sent us some radical, hand-inked, Clean Hands Make Clean Prints, prints.

Lucky for you, Baltimore Print Studios also have an online shop. So, if you want to grab a Clean Hands Print for yourself, you can. Also, Happy Belated Birthday to Baltimore Prints!

 

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Split Fountain!
Posted on November 14th, 2011 // Inspiration, Letterpress, Posters & Prints, Printing

Some time ago we posted about a split fountain adventure with Shayma Golden. Today’s split fountain action is provided by artwork from Salt Lake City tattoo artist, Tyler Densley. He is currently the November coverboy for SLUG magazine.

Tyler asked us to print the covers for his new zine, Acid Math. We printed some on a white stock and some on a silver stock. We ran it on the Vandercook Universal with a split fountain with purple and metallic silver inks. Sexy.

Contact our local friends at Copper Palate Press to get your hands on this psychedelic ephemera.

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