Saturday, May 15, 2010

Amos Kennedy Jr. Posters

Hot on the heels of the screening of the film Proceed and Be Bold! and his visit to the WNYBAC print shop, we now have about 70 posters by Alabama-based letterpress printer Amos Kennedy Jr. in the Book Arts Center shop! Amos' prints were recently featured in Elle Decor, and we've got lots to choose from. Stop by and pick one up for $18 ($14.40 for members).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fresh off the Press: Congrats

Just in time for graduation, our newest cards printed at the Book Arts Center simply say "Congrats," and they are printed on grey, rust, and gold paper. What makes these hand printed cards special is the use of thermography. Thermography is a process that uses embossing powder and heat to create a textured finish on the still freshly inked letters. The cards were finished with two different types of embossing powder.

One type creates a glossy finish on the letters:

The other type of powder used on these cards creates a textured, metallic finish:

Stop by the Book Arts Center and pick one up, just $2 each.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Fresh off the Press: Mother's Day Cards

Made using a vintage block and type, the card is printed with violet ink on white paper.

Stop by the Book Arts Center and pick up one of these hand printed letterpress Mother's Day cards for just $2 ($1.60 for members!)