8 x 12", letterpress print of wood type, 2017
17 x 26", letterpress print with metal and wood type, 2017.
I represented The Firecracker Press at Interrobang in Muncie, IN. The Book Arts Collaborative of Ball State University shares an incredible space with Tribune Showprint, the oldest continually operating letterpress print shop in the country. I was permitted to delve into Tribune's massive collection for an afternoon, and produced this nod to both my Indiana home and my fear of just how many foods corn is in these days.
8 x 12", letterpress print of wood and metal type, 2017.
This broadside is a variation of the Socratic paradox, "I know that I know nothing," from Plato's account of Socrates. If we can acknowledge the limitations of the human lens, we can accept that no knowledge is certain. With this in mind, we can approach education and social interactions with humility.
4.5 x 6.25", letterpress printed metal type and hand-carved woodcut, 2015.
I made this flyer for The Firecracker Press as we ventured into the wider world of wholesale stationery at the National Stationery Show in NYC. I'm not ashamed of the puns or dorky humor-- we pride ourselves on such things at Firecracker.
13 x 19", letterpress printed pressure print and wood type, 2017.
I needed a protest poster that addresses my biggest concern, and here it is. It's time to acknowledge that the science is real, and to take real action to slow man-made climate change.
6.5 x 23", letterpress print of woodtype, 2017.
This was a protest poster for the International Women's March in January of 2017, harking back to the "I AM A MAN" sandwich board prints of the 1960's civil rights movement.
2.25 x 7.25", letterpress print, 2017.
I had the opportunity to design this bookmark for Poetry Scores in St. Louis through The Firecracker Press. It employs metal type and 2x4's cut to type high. The phrase is from “Everything Still Lives,” a visionary narrative by Karawe, a Chukchi shaman, collected and translated into Russian by Vladimir Bogoraz, and translated into English by the poet Barbara Einzig.