Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dock 2 Letterpress

We have some new items in our shop from our Corporate Member, Dock 2 Letterpress!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Poe artwork on exhibit

For this week only(until October 9), a special exhibit of artwork of the 1947 edition of Classics Illustrated version of Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Pit and the Pendulum" will be on view at WNYBAC. Classics Illustrated were early “Graphic Novels”. The black and white ink drawings feature panels that were later revised fr the final version. This unique insight into the production process in the days well before Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. This limited rare opportunity to see the original artwork is a special treat as part of this year’s Big Read and Buffalo International Film Festival events around the city. Original artwork from the same issue for “Fall of the House of Usher” (as well as an exhibit of vintage Nursery Rhymes) will be on display at Karpeles Manuscript Museum at 453 Porter Avenue.

Monday, October 04, 2010


Chris Fritton just recently finished a gig poster for art-rock lovelies Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu. They'll be coming to Mohawk Place in Buffalo on October 8th.The poster was printed using an intricately constructed form created entirely from border material, ornaments, and assorted small cuts; the letters in DEERHOOF are only defined as negative space. It took over 600 individual pieces (380 printable pieces, 210 spacers, 31 pieces of wood type, 29 pieces of 6pt metal type) to finish the print, including the outline wood type and the tagline.

The poster was printed in fluorescent orange and pms 223 pink on Cougar White double-thick stock. It measures 14.5" x 18.5". Printed in an edition of 100, signed and numbered, with a special edition of 25, signed and numbered - the special edition features an overprint of the ornamentation in pink (see photos). This poster will be available soon in our boutique and at our Etsy shop.

Friday, October 01, 2010

French Antique & No. 500 Specimen Sheets

Two new prints were finished today as part of our ongoing series of wood type specimen sheets.

10 line French Antique, printed in a signed and numbered limited edition of 15 on white Arches paper, or a limited edition of 35 on white cover-weight stock.

No. 500 die-cut wood type specimen sheet, printed in two colors on chipboard.

Both are for sale in the WNYBAC shop and on Etsy.

We Reached Our Fundraising Goal!

We at WNYBAC would like to extend a humble and effusive thank you to each and every person that donated to our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Because of your generosity, the printshop will be a safer, cleaner place, and children, visiting artists, and our in-house printers will be breathing easy!

Remember, this isn't the end of the fundraiser. We still have 5 more days to go, and you can still donate. Please don't hesitate if you were considering it - every single penny we receive will be reinvested in the space, and will be used to improve and grow our presence in the community.
We hope you'll take a minute to visit the Kickstarter page and donate if you haven't already - there are plenty of amazing incentives for giving, from one-of-a-kind prints to special workshops just for donors!

Again, thanks to all, continue spreading the word, and we look forward to all the improvements you've made possible.