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Sean Wes Hand Lettering

On 03, Dec 2012 | No Comments | In Design, How To, Inspiration, Thoughts | By Zoë

Hand-lettering is sorta my jam so I really appreciate people like Sean Wes, who makes incredibly natural, elaborate and gorgeous illustrative type. What is a shame, is that when the process is done right, a pain-stakingly intricate process comes across as a sinch, especially since people assume it’s just some sketch since it’s hand drawn. So, I really appreciate him breaking it down for us wannabes here.

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When life hands you an old beat up sewing machine…

On 23, Nov 2012 | No Comments | In How To | By Zoë

… Make a Sloup banner. Here’s a picto-journal of how I taught myself to sew. Click on the images to expand. And by the way––check out SLOUP!

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Mom, this is how letterpress works

On 12, Mar 2012 | One Comment | In How To, Letterpress | By Zoë

You might know letterpress printing as an obsolete art form, a luxury wedding invite method, or as a huge piece of machinery rich with history and squeaky gears. I’m no expert on the matter but I’m a believer of the latter (as well as the wedding invite one, a bit). I want to explain how it works for all of you who give me a blank stare every time I bring it up.

Letterpresses come in many forms and shapes but this specifically is a Chandler & Price named Leora who lives in Paper Boat Studios under the care of Amy Thompson. See all of the moving parts and pieces here (image courtesy of Watch this unnecessarily long video of me in action to get a sense:

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