This print is a collaborative effort between Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics, Abbie Adams Studio, and Meshwork Press. Thoughtfully designed and expertly handmade, the colors, paper, and pressing all come together to create a piece that has incredible texture and so much integrity in its creation.
8x10” size, fits a standard frame size. Frames pictured are Fineline Frames. Print does NOT come framed.
-Designed in collaboration with Abbie Adams Studio. Visit abbieadamsstudio.com to see more of her amazing work.
-Printed by Meshwork Press. Based out of a tiny storefront in Wilkinsburg, PA, Meshwork Press is Haylee Ebersole + Kyrie Bushaw, together making up the heart and head, brains and brawn of a very special small business. Meshwork Press is an artist-run print shop that uses letterpress and screen printing expertise to empower youth, connect with community, and create beautiful objects. Visit https://meshworkpress.com/ to support their work!
-Letterpress printed with polymer plates made by a family-run business in New Hampshire. They last for a few years and then are sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled.
-Created with soft, double thick cotton paper that can be written on without the ink bleeding through. The luxurious, fluffy feeling material is called Lettra, a 100% cotton paper created for the letterpress industry. This paper is made with tree-free cotton paper and created from the byproduct of the textile industry that may otherwise be discarded and end up in a landfill.
-Individually hand fed through a Chandler & Price platen press that is over 100 years old. In the letterpress process, each color is mixed by hand. The inked plate is then pressed into the paper leaving a textural impression that pops off (or rather, into) the page. Each color is a separate plate, set up and press run, so each print was carefully fed through the press 2-3 times (depending on how many colors you see) with spot on registration each time. Letterpress printing is incredibly time consuming but the result is a printed piece that is equal parts artful, personal & soulful.