Thursday, 2 September 2010

little book of letterpress







In late spring 2009 I received an email from Charlotte Rivers asking me if I would contribute to her then-upcoming book. It took me nothing short of a nanosecond to respond with a resounding "YES". I've been chomping at the bit to share it with you ever since. I finally got my US copy of the Little Book of Letterpress the other day.

It's an honour to be featured among so many extraordinary printers from around the globe who have far more experience than I do. Charlotte curated her book with the work of a variety of printers. I've followed the work of a few of these talented individuals for some time, but the Little Book of Letterpress introduced me to the incredible craftsmanship of several printers for the first time. From the Foreword by Yee-Haw Industries, to the short history of letterpress and process, pages 1-192 (even page 166-167), it's become my little portable bundle of letterpress inspiration.

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17 comments:

alexandria said...

This is so wonderful! I love your pages and this book looks like one to seek out.

small caps said...

so cool Tanya. BIG Congrats!

bastisRIKE said...

congrats!
rike

Laura said...

Wow, how special! Congratulations on such a wonderful honor. I am definitely going to find it here and check it out!

Bryonie said...

congratulations Tanya!

for design's sake {sandi} said...

congratulations!! That's amazing!! You were meant to do this...

Amanda said...

Wow that's fantastic Tanya! Congrats! I think I'm going to have to pick one up... will you autograph it for me? hehe

Moose said...

I am waiting for mine to come in the mail...I am thinking like Amanda...can you sign mine too!!!
Tail Wags,
~moose

Kristen said...

Awesome Tanya!

Jaime said...

This is awesome! Congrats, congrats!

afro-chick said...

Congrats Tanya!!

How very thrilling (:

amusetoibien said...

So Beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Chantel I. said...

Congratulations, Tanya!

I've had this book wish listed ever since I first heard about it. I'll have to remember to order it next pay day.

I'm excited to see what you and my other favourite letterpress printers have contributed.

jax said...

You did well to keep that one quiet ;o)
Fantastic, so excited for you x
Are you in the UK version too?

t a n y a said...

alexandria, small caps, batisRike, Laura, Bryonie, for design's sake {sandi}, Kristen, Jaime, afro-chick, amusetoibien, Chantel I: thank you, big hugs!

Amanda + Moose: you made me blush :)

jax: thank you! I think that I am in the UK version, it's just the title of the book that's different.

Patti McDougall said...

Congrats to you Tanya!!!!!

Debs said...

Amazing! Well done Tanya. It's on the Amazon wish list and will be bought as soon as it makes it to the UK! :)

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