Sunday, March 13, 2011


"I, Benjamin Franklin, of Philadelphia, printer, late Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of France, now President of the State of Pennsylvania, do make and declare my last will and testament as follows:..."

think about the lifetime achievements of ben franklin, his numerous inventions, the establishment of the post office, yet the title that is first in his will is: printer. the graphic arts are near and dear to me,  and i've spent some time of late getting acquainted with his end of the trade, movable type. i can tell you that compositing and setting the type is a labor intensive, cursing the sky, journey into madness kind o' adventure.  i'm really just  a sucker for archaic, arcane shit. my partner in crime, dan platt, is the proud owner of a showcard press model se-5, a hernia inducing piece of iron on which we produced the mighty fest 8 poster-
i drew this guy and had a flexo plate made, which we mounted on mdf board to get that magical .918". stay tuned for some other fly posters we've made, and some new paintings, too.
until next time,