Tugboat Printshop, Pittsburgh
During my 24-hours in Pittsburgh I also got a chance to visit one of my favourite woodcut printmaking studios; Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop, where we chatted about woodcuts and all things print. If you’re not familiar with their work, take a look at their site - they are an amazing duo, consistently producing amazingly detailed and vibrant prints, every one of which...
Sapling Press, Pittsburgh
During my 24-hours in Pittsburgh I managed to pay a brief visit to Lisa Krowinski of Sapling Press, who is based in an amazing, lower ground-level space underneath a business complex. (please note: Lisa was busy prepping for the National Stationery Show when I visited, so I was told to let you know that it’s not normally this messy) The space is amazing. She has a Vandercook SP-15...
D.C. to Pittsburgh
We missed the first train from D.C. to Pittsburgh, and as there is only one a day, we found ourselves at a lovely Quality Inn for the evening - which gave us an opportunity to take stock, and relax a bit. D.C’s a funny place. There’s too many facts for me to cover here, so I’d recommend reading up on it if you don’t already know. The hotel was just north-east of the...
American Foodstuffs Pt.2
Pancakes, at the Band Box Diner, Minneapolis. Amazing. Say no more. I ordered two, which was about $5. They were the size of my head. I could barely manage the one, but made an attempt at the second. Classic case of ‘eyes are bigger than’… Reckon I can get away with having them every day? Thought not.