This weekend we drove over to Columbus, Ohio to visit my sister-in-law for her MFA thesis exhibit. It was a quick, but fun trip. Her show was grand and before we had to hop back to Chicago she took us to Igloo Press, where she interns.
The studio and shop is lovely and to my great pleasure, we were able to print-up some items! It was a lot of fun sorting through the wood type, laying it all out, and rolling the press wheels. I will admit though, I let me sister-in-law do all the measuring and centering on the machine. My mother-in-law joined in on the action and she got her hands into the dirty work more than I. Here's a short video of the work I did do:
C and I made a dozen postcards that say "Make me care" while my mother-in-law made a poster that says "Think about all the possibilities." Both phrases are from the Good Fucking Design Advice poster, but with their respective "fuckings" removed. These phrases have been in rotation in my head while designing lately, so I was happy my mother-in-law was keen to use the possibilities one so I could run with the sarcastic one. I asked her for one of her poster prints and it is now hanging up in my studio.
Beyond making stuff, I also picked-up a few items from the Igloo Press shop, such as this awesome "Foodie Print" poster. If you are in Columbus I highly suggest you stop by the press. Even if you don't feel like getting intimate with the machines, they have some lovely items to purchase. If you do feel like getting ink on your hands, they have some awesome classes available, including a book binding one!