We have been making fine press and artist's books for over 30 years. When we started, as craftspeople at Renaissance Faires, we fell in love with the "gypsy wagons" that other vendors had built to sleep in or to sell their wares from. We built this wagon in 2009, designed after a typical 1900s Redding style English Gypsy Wagon. We are now traveling around the country to sell our books, teach book arts workshops, talk about books as artworks and to seek out beauty in the USA.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

International Printing Museum!!

You've got to check this place out if you live anywhere near. We have spent the day here at the Printing Museum, playing with the WONDERFUL collection of type, typecasting machines, presses, and most of all, with the knowledgeable, fun and QUIRKY  people who love all this stuff.
We didn't finish the broadside we started, but Peter gave one of his better talks out the back of the wagon! He sang a few of his "book arts folk songs", which are remakes of well known songs like "What's a book" to the tune of Five foot two, and "Tiny type" to the tune of "Tiny bubbles". You are really missing out if you haven't heard them.
Tomorrow we will finish printing the broadside, which features a linoleum cut of the gypsy caravan. If time allows, we hope to visit the Renaissance Faire and see old friends.

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