Friday, March 18, 2011

Ladies of Letterpress

I had an atypical St. Patty's Day this year. Instead of challenging my husband to see who was most thirsty (because he's been traveling), I attended a talk and exhibition by the founding members of Ladies of Letterpress at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Port and specialty font-shaped chocolate, from La ForĂȘt Chocolates of Napa, were a pretty good substitute for green beer.

The Ladies of Letterpress, of which I'm now a member (a little prematurely perhaps, but why not? Seize the day!), does accept lads, and is basically a social network of letterpress printers and suppliers (because I need another social network), and (in all seriousness) their site offers a wealth of information. It's always amazing to me how you can scratch the surface of some new fascination only to find a whole world exists there.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

How the Light Gets In

This is lovely. But what I really love is the video.

Photo by danske

Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen