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A Local Letterpress Resource

Your guide to almost everything you can do locally to get involved in the inkiest of print media. Inspired by the April 2010 cover story in City Arts magazine. (Did we miss anything? Add to the list in the comment form below.)


Photograph by Andrew Waits for City Arts.

LEARN
classes, workshops, studio space

The Abactors’ Hideout at Smoke Farm (Arlington, WA)
smokefarm.org

Book Arts Guild (Seattle)
More classes and events for printers and book artists
bookartsguild.org

Cornish College of the Arts (Downtown Seattle)
Summer adult programs offer studio courses in Book Arts.
cornish.edu

Pratt Fine Arts Center (Central District)
Studio courses in 2d arts, including printmaking and letterpress.
pratt.org

School of Visual Concepts (Seattle)
Introductory classes with one of the best-equipped shops in the city.
svcseattle.com

Seattle Center for Book Arts
Classes and events for printers and book artists of all levels.
seattlebookarts.org

Seattle Central Community College
Their publishing arts program incorporates letterpress
work into a professional degree program.

seattlecentral.edu

The Windowpane Press
Classes and more from printer and bookbinder Bonnie
Thompson Norman, who teaches at her home studio and at SVC

thewindowpanepress.com

 


Pulling a freshly printed letterpress piece at Wayzgoose in Tacoma, 2008. Photograph by Michael Knowles.

LOOK
exhibits and book arts displays

Beautiful Angle (Tacoma)
Letterpress poster design meets guerilla art.
beautifulangle.homestead.com

Collins Memorial Library – Univ. of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
A regular source for book arts events and information.
pugetsound.edu

Kings Books (Tacoma)
Hosting a Wayzgoose (shown above) April 25, 2010
kingsbookstore.com

UW Book Arts Collection (U District)
lib.washington.edu

Wessel and Lieberman Booksellers (Pioneer Square)
wlbooks.com

 


Letterpressed coasters from Swash Press in Wallingford, Seattle.

BUY
stationary, books, special edition posters and broadsides – even wedding invitations – you can’t find anywhere else

Anagram Press (Tacoma)
anagram-press.com

Arts & Crafts Press (Port Orchard)
artsandcraftspress.com

Beautiful Angle poster project (Tacoma)
beautifulangle.homestead.com

Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress (Bellingham)
bisonbookbinding.com

C.C. Stern Type Foundry (Portland)
ccsterntype.org

Chanterelle Modern Letterpress (Fall City)
chanterellepress.com

Evolution Press (Ballard)
evolutionpress.net

Myrtle Alley Press (West Seattle)
myrtlealleypress.com

Stumptown Printers (Portland)
stumptownprinters.com

Swash Press (Wallingford)
swashpress.com

Stern & Faye Letterpress Printers (Sedro-Woolley, WA)
sternandfaye.com

Springtide Press (Tacoma)
springtidepress.com

 

ONLINE COMMUNITIES
discussion, nationwide directories and how-to guides on getting started

Briar Press
Dedicated to the preservation of letterpress-era equipment
and the art of fine printing.

briarpress.org

Five Roses Intro to Letterpress
fiveroses.org

“I Love Letterpress” blog
iloveletterpress.com

The Rag & Bone Blog
ragandbone.com

Making Books Blog
makingbookswithchildren.blogspot.com

Seattle Center for Book Arts
Classes and events for printers and book artists of all levels.
seattlebookarts.org



Jessica Spring at work in her Tacoma studio, Springtide Press. Photograph by Andrew Waits for City Arts.

MVPS from our story
people you may want to take classes with or just follow their work

Jessica Spring, Springtide Press (above)
Leader of the book arts movement in Tacoma.
springtidepress.com
springtide@isomedia.com

Chandler O’Leary, Anagram Press
Talented illustrator who has designed a previous cover of City Arts Tacoma.
anagram-press.com
chandler@anagram-press.com

Griffith Williams
willagr@verizon.net

Lisa Hasegawa
Lisa teaches letterpress at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, serves on the board for Seattle Center for Book Arts, and is sole proprietor of ilfant press.
ilfant.com
lisa@ilfant.com

Carl Montford
A 72-year-old former Boeing draftsman, and an amazing artist who teaches wood engraving and letterpress printing at his home studio and at SVC.
candbmontford@clearwire.net

Jenny Wilkson
Founder of SVC’s program.
wilkson.net
jenny@wilkson.net

See more in the April 2010 issue   →