It’s time for our November sale! This Small Business Saturday, November 26th, 12-6 pm, we’re open to the neighborhood to come on in, shop letterpress-printed goods and handmade book arts, and see what our kind of working printshop looks like. In setting up for this year’s market we were uh surprised! to remember that 2022 is the 40-year anniversary of the business moving into the 3320 address.
40 years, and we’ve still been here less half the building’s lifespan (built in 1930). Lots of things have changed around here but here’s a couple bricks that have stayed in place.
Leading up to the 26th we’ve been working on some new things, some reprints, some modified reprints—a sneak preview of a print I might still be working on day-of.
We’re also partnering again with Beacon Arts’ South End Public Market, so there will be several other artists & artisans local to south Seattle selling their craft in our weird, hastily-cleaned workspace. Check in with Beacon Arts to see updates about each vendor, as well as SEPM’s monthly, year-round pop-up art markets!
We’re launching a Projects page: a small sampling of some of Day Moon Press and associated artists’ favorite and most interesting long-term endeavors. The goal is to create small galleries and descriptions of these projects and the main aspects of their process, especially to show the broad range of possibilities in letterpress printing!
To start, we’ve written a brief, very brief summary of all the work and thought that went into executing Maralyn Crosetto’s gorgeous Italian Villa Advent Calendar. (It’s also now on our Etsy store.) We know, it’s early for a holiday piece, but Advent starts all the way back on the 1st of December! Anyway, it was only right to begin with a collaboration with Maralyn, who’s challenged Maura with beautiful, delicate books and prints and more for over 35 years.
We had cause to pull out the spiral binder a few weeks ago, a stack of various leftover text weight papers stored years ago, and seasonal decorative illustrations cast decades ago: these journals, in several sizes and designs, are now ready for sale! (At the shop, or online at the Etsy store.)
Each journal has 31 pages which is a comfortable number for the spiral binding and a convenient number for all sorts of things: gardening logs, chore charts, daily drawing challenges? Someone at a fair suggested dream journal for the starred ones, which is a way better concept than what we’d come up with which was cute.
Blank cards, distinctly not-blank cards, prints, and journals are for sale at our Etsy store. In making these listings it’s come to my attention that our themes are apparently handset type, re-purposed cuts, tough words, and animals.
The online store at present does not have nearly our full inventory! We’re working backwards and will update here as we add more listings. Currently it has Screaming Women and Belligerent Affirmations in completion, several varieties of blank notecards, a small journal, and a silly print about science, art, and the feeling of eh, close enough.