We printed some some new cards for Valentine’s day… inspired by the Valentine’s we use to get in grade school, we kept these ones simple and cute. You can get them now (sold as singles and in sets) from our Etsy page.
2013 is over. Woah. That happened fast. We are so grateful and thankful for all that happened last year. We have been able to work with so many awesome businesses, clients and friends. Many thanks to everyone that has been a part of our year.
So, now it’s 2014 and you know what? WE ARE SO READY FOR IT. We can’t wait to get started on another year of projects and new goals.
Happy New Year Y’all!
Taylor & Erin
We’ve ramped our workshops for the Holidays and listed new classes and scheduled out through December.
Take a workshop for Monogram Notecard & 2014 Calendars to get stocked up for gifts, Holiday Cards for sending to your friends and we’re now offering custom Business Card- you get to design and print 100 of your own personal business or calling cards. Woohoo!
Sign up at workshopsf.org!
We hope you can come join us and the lovely ladies of Score for an awesome day of trading the stuff you don’t want- for sweet stuff you DO want! Next Saturday (June 29th) 1-4pm. Tickets are selling fast and are sure to sell out so we recommend buying them in advance. (Here: http://scoreswap.eventbrite.com)
We promised a print that would “blow your mind” as one of our Kickstarter rewards and we really racked our brains as to what would blow minds. Pulling from our love of vintage inspired wild-west show bills, wanted posters, and early newspaper advertisements, we created a non-traditional (or perhaps too vintage traditional) dream interpretation chart printed on crinkled, torn edge, brown newspaper-esque paper. Here is our suggestion for a quick project to hang your poster in its new home.
Thanks again to everyone who donated we hope you love love love your rewards!
In lieu of a big announcement (but in accordance with a small parade, balloons, and a whole lot of confetti) we are happy to tell you all….. we are now offering workshops in our little studio!!!
Before putting the workshop out there to the real world, we were lucky to get five of our friends to take the class and give us some feedback– we called it the guinea pig class. Side note, it turns out when you order pizza to feed your first-timin’ letterpressin’ friends, you’ll be pleasantly surprised you took one said friend’s suggestion and order pepperoni and pineapple pizza! You will also be surprised that when handed the option of filling in one key word “butt” still prevails and our third grade selves live on.
Hosted through the bad-ass DIY school, Workshop, we sold out our first class and had a great night working with five awesome folks. You can read the class description below and if you wanna take the class you can sign up through workshop‘s website.
While the word “freshman” may conjure memories of swirlies, zits, and being stuffed inside lockers by the seniors, we at Workshop fondly use the term “freshman” to denote…your first time. And in this case, its with letterpress! Join instructors Taylor Reid and Erin Fong, owners of the newly minted Western Editions letterpress company, as they guide you through your first time using a Vandercook printing press to create a two-color letterpress poster! In this course, you will learn the basics of setting wood type and how to print from photo polymer plates. You will learn how to achieve a deep impression and register multiple colors onto paper. Lastly, you will learn the setup and clean up of the press. For your two-color poster, you will set vintage wood type to finish the sentence “Home is where the….” You will also print a decorative border around the edges of the poster. You will take home an edition of ten 8.5 X 11, two-color posters to fill your walls and gift to friends!
A big thank you to everyone who came to our movie night fundraiser last week.
We had fun decking out The Bold Italic with movie seats, pillows, popcorn and a little bar too! We’re so lucky to have friends who came early to help, master poppers of popcorn, cute door gals and one classy bartender, more friends came to support, watch the movie and we met some new friends too. We already loved our community and since launching this Kickstarter project we’re just floored with the support we’ve gotten and we still have 18 days left to raise funds on Kickstarter!
After dreaming, working, filming, meeting and talking about Kickstarter we put our dream out there to the world 2 days ago and have been BLOWN AWAY every moment since. We already feel so giddy, excited, and overwhelmingly grateful to everyone who has seen and backed our project!
You can see the project right here:
THANK YOU! This is going to be an awesome 30 days.
AND on Thursday September 20th, join us in a movie night at The Bold Italic:
Taylor and Erin
Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative projects. It helps people get their ideas to the places they need to be. Some projects are more inciting than others; a truly original idea, a rad video, a friend you want to support. We’ve been spending a lot of time working our Kickstarter project and finally submitted it for approval, we can’t wait to launch it.
More on that soon.
In the meantime, cross your fingers for us (please!)
I also wanted to share our top two favorite projects that inspired us along the way:
Post Haste, featuring Erin’s top favorite video
Thank You For Coming, probably my top favorite video