Open for drop-ins & retail shopping!

Our front doors are currently open for drop-ins & retail shopping, and in accordance with our state’s official recommendation, we ask that you wear a mask inside, even if you are COVID-vaccinated! Our hours are back to our usual 12-5, Monday-Saturday, or by appointment outside of that.

Be safe & healthy & responsible, everyone!

Annual online shop clean-up!

Our Beacon Hill shop is still closed to drop-ins and will be for the rest of the year—stay safe!—but we are available for custom work. You can also come to us for retail cards, gifts, etc., by shopping one-on-one, appointment only, or through our Etsy store! Local customers are always welcome to forgo shipping and pick up an Etsy order by appointment as well, just send a message with the order.

I’ve put away spring and summer things to make room for seasonal items, and added something new I’ve been working on: re-loadable journals.

a picture of several journal covers made with different brightly-patterened Japanese papers. there are two inside pockets. the right hand pocket holds the replaceable guts inside the cover like a checkbook.

The covers are at the moment almost all unique, wrapped in decorative Japanese papers from the 1930s or the 70s, depending. There are several varieties of content pages available (lined, blank, task manager), and the wirebound contents of these journals are replaceable, changeable, etc., whatever helps you stay organized!

We are still printing!

Our front doors are closed to drop-ins until further notice, for the safety & health of both our customers and ourselves, but! We are still working.

For custom letterpress printing, we are available to discuss projects by phone or email, with samples transferred by photo, contactless pickup, or appointment.

For retail cards, prints, broadsides, journals, etc.: we are on Etsy, although that is not a complete list of everything we sell. If you would like to find something not on the list, something specific, or schedule an appointment for one-on-one in-person shopping (masks and all), please call or email us!

December Art Events

Oh, boy, we’re BUSY the next few weeks—

Saturday, December 7th! We’re tabling at the Arts & Crafts Fair of the Mt. Baker Home Tour — tickets for the home tour are a major fundraiser for the Mt. Baker Community Center, although the art fair in the Clubhouse is completely free to attend & peruse! (10 am to 4 pm)

Friday, December 13th! The School of Visual Concepts is having a FREE talk & poetry reading by their current artist-in-residence, Claudia Castro Luna—she’ll be discussing her letterpress printed artist’s book One River, a Thousand Voices:

One River, a Thousand Voices; Claudia Castro Luna

There will ALSO be a letterpress pop-up shop! We & several other local letterpress printers will have tables there. Again, the event itself is free! But please do RSVP for a chair at the reading. (6 pm – 9 pm)

Saturday, December 14th! Our studio-mate Darius X and his Linocut Night School friends are doing a pop-up sale here in the shop! Come out and support local queer printmakers, see & buy their work!!

Saturday, Dec. 14, 12-6!

Also, there’ll be a make your own print station, and snacks & drinks. (12 pm – 6 pm)

Sunday, December 15th! The 8th Annual Mercatini di Natale pop-up sale—local artists & artisans in Beacon Hill’s FABULOUS pizzeria & Italian restaurant, Bar Del Corso.

Bar Del Corso, Sunday, Dec. 15th

(12 pm – 4 pm)

Woof! Listen, if you can’t keep track of all that, same. Just wander around the city the next two weeks, you’ll probably trip over us eventually.

Winter Sale 2019

Saturday, November 30th

This year we’re doing our annual open house/winter sale on Small Business Saturday, November 30th! The Saturday after Thanksgiving we’ll be open 9-6 with letterpress printed goods: cards & journals, a board game, a card deck, an advent calendar, artists’ books; as well as watercolor paintings and digital prints; also, free cookies & wassail.

As always the retail half of the building will be filled with art objects made by us, and by True Bug Press, Notta Pixie Press, Waterland Press, and our studio-mate Darius X Studio. In the back half we’ll be working on a small print object all day, mockup to typesetting to printing! Come observe & look at art & get some holiday shopping done at, literally, the only store where most of these things are sold.

Paper Trails 2019

Paper Trails 2019, October 19

Heads up, we’re going to be away from our Beacon Hill shop for several Saturdays in the next few months—we’ll be at other peoples’ very cool events instead! The first is part of Tacoma Arts Month: Paper Trails is an annual sale of book arts and paper arts-related merchandise by local book, paper and letterpress artists.

At King’s Books in Tacoma, on Saturday, October 19th, from 11-5, there’ll be vendors (including us!) selling all kinds of paper arts & crafts, doing demos, and running make-and-take projects! FREE admission, come see & chat!

Wayzgoose Kitsap 2019

Wayzgoose Kitsap 2019
Wayzgoose Kitsap 2019, Aug. 31 & Sep. 1

Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sep. 1, we’ll have a booth at the Wayzgoose Kitsap Arts Festival! 10 am-6pm in downtown Bremerton, there will be steamroller printing, hands-on activities, other local art vendors, and live music, free to attend!

(This also means the main shop will be closed that Saturday. Come see us there instead, or contact us for a make-up appointment!)

“We Be Proud” @PCAF, Tacoma

Framed large pride flag

Finally got the big one framed! Until July 31st, it and the five mini-flags are at a Pride-themed show “We Be Proud” in Tacoma at PCAF, along with prints by Cat Snapp Studio and Pope Press Olympia.

Pierce County AIDS Foundation, through education and service, prevents HIV infection, assists persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addresses related health problems, and combats associated stigma and discrimination. PCAF’s gallery is open M/T/Th/F 9-5 and Wed 11-5.

Mini pride flags

(Unfortunately this is my last copy of the big one so it’s not for sale, but the minis are! I also scan the minis as I complete them and put them here on the Pride Flag Prints project page. Feel free to save them to your phone or computer for icons, banners, etc.—the bi flag has been my phone background for months now. Personal use only, please!)

 

Beacon Hill Festival 2019

Beacon Hill Festival 2019
Beacon Hill Festival 2019! Saturday, June 1, 11 am to 4 pm @ Jefferson Community Center & Park.

Main shop will be closed Saturday, June 1st, because we will be manning a table at the Beacon Hill Festival art market! We‘ll be indoors, take a little break from the sun with us.