Hello! (The Print Pack)

Late last year, myself and 2 friends (entirely accidentally) attended a small letterpress workshop. We’d all had previous experience of printmaking, but never letterpress. We enjoyed it so much that we went home and bought an old machine for ourselves (thank you, Gumtree!)

It came with about 6 typefaces, and over the next few weeks we added a couple more to the collection. Unfortunately due to our busy lives, and the fact that one of us lives in a different county, we haven’t been able to use it as much as we initially hoped. However, we’ve produced a few things which we’ve sold under the group name The Print Pack, and we continue to have fun in our little shed studio.

These hello cards are up for sale now on our Etsy (we also have Instagram)

Where’s Jon?

One of my housemates is a self-described ‘social butterfly’. He’s hardly ever in the house, and the rest of us never know where he is or who he’s socialising with this time. The phrase “where’s Jon?” gets asked at least once a day.

My other housemate is moving out today (boo), so as a leaving present I made him a simple letterpress print of the phrase that has summed up his time in the house. I used my favourite typeface (of the 6 or 7 we have), and black ink on white card, then framed it in a black box frame.