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.
And we’re prepared for spring, we always are: at our Etsy store we now have all kinds of cards in bright colors, with flowers and green grass and birds! A whole lot of birds. We’re big fans of birds.
Revel in the incoming weather! Taunt your friends in the autumnal southern hemisphere! Apologize to an ornithologist for us if you have to, we didn’t read a single book to fact-check these renderings.
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.
In 2010, Maralyn Crosetto of Waterland Press and Maura Shapley and Jack LeNoir of Day Moon Press embarked on a joint venture to produce Maralyn Crosetto’s Italian Villa Advent Calendar. The first copies were completed in March, 2011. Continue reading “Italian Villa Advent Calendar: Maralyn Crosetto”