So pleased to be recognized in the new book The Ladies of Letterpress by Alexandria Symonds in T Magazine.
This spring, opt out of buying yet another copy of “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” for the recently minted college grad in your life — she’s sure to receive at least three. Instead, give the new book from Jessica C. White and Kseniya Thomas, the founders of the international trade organization Ladies of Letterpress You may get a befuddled “Thanks?” in response, until you explain that the oversize book contains 86 detachable poster pages, with plenty of prints ideal for decorating the walls of those brand-new, grown-up starter apartments.The posters included run the gamut: pretty and girly (Campbell Raw Press’s gorgeous rendering of Walt Whitman’s “Warble for Lilac-Time”); graphic and abstract (Joey Hannaford’s ombre “Converge II” print); tongue-in-cheek (Gilah Press + Design’s hipster fox); handy (Concrete Lace’s seasonal eating guide, perfect for a tiny kitchen); and, for those in need, inspirational (Mink Letterpress’s print of Max Ehrmann’s very Zen prose poem “Desiderata,” the Hungry Workshop’s exuberant “Stay Hungry” design). I’d package the book with a couple of 11-by-14-inch frames and the gentle suggestion that it’s time to replace the tattered, Blu-Tacked Che Guevara and Warhol banana posters — and perhaps, if your grad isn’t easily offended, a bookmark at page 23, where she’ll find Bremelo Press’s print reading “ANY FOOL CAN WORK.”
- An Unexpected, and Surprisingly Useful, Gift for Grads, Alexandria Symonds, April 21, 2015, T Magazine