Join Us Tomorrow for the Letterpress Printer’s Fair in Portland, OR!


If you’re in Portland, Oregon, join us tomorrow for the 5th Annual Portland Letterpress Printer’s Fair, held in conjunction with Design Week Portland!  This year’s fair is going to be held from noon to 7pm on Saturday, October 12th at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, which is located at 2250 SE Water Avenue.  Twin Ravens Press will be selling new greeting cards and paper goods along with old favorites.  There will also be several other independent artists, designers and small studios represented at the fair.  Come down and visit and see the wide variety of awesome letterpress goods we and our fellow Pacific Northwest artists have to offer.  Admission is free and Ninkasi Brewing is donating beer for the event!  We hope to see you there!!

Visit Us at the 5th Annual Portland Letterpress Printer's Fair!

Hey Everybody!  Long time, no see!  I have been a terrible blogger this summer.  As you read in my last post (that happened in the middle of June) a lot new has been happening this summer for us logistically, as well as keeping up with all of the awesome new design and letterpress stuff we would have been doing anyway.  We moved into our new space in July and it’s awesome!  I still need to take some pictures to post up here and show you – but, trust me, it’s pretty great!

More updates and photos of awesome new work are coming soon, but in the meantime, if you’re going to be in Portland, Oregon tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th, you should come down and visit us at the 5th Annual Portland Letterpress Printer’s Fair.  This year the fair is being held at a new location: ADX, which is located at 417 SE 11th.  This year’s fair is going to feature lots of printed ephemera and other goodies, letterpress equipment and supplies for sale, printing demos, Kyle Durrie’s Moveable Type Truck, and live viewing of the Print Make Share Challenge.  It should be pretty awesome!!  The 2012 Letterpress Printer’s Fair is also happening in conjunction with Design Week Portland, so there’s going to be a lot of other, awesome, design-related stuff to see in the area.  So, if you’re in the Portland area, and have interest in letterpress printing, great design, moveable type, Twin Ravens Press, and/or all of the above, come on out to ADX between noon and 7:00 pm!  I’ll look forward to seeing you!!



Visit Us at the 4th Annual Letterpress Printer's Fair in Portland!

We’ve been super-busy this week preparing for the 4th Annual Letterpress Printer’s Fair in Portland, Oregon tomorrow!  If you’re in Portland, come down to 323 SE Division Place, next to the Em Space Book Arts Center and visit us!  This is an annual fair featuring local and regional Letterpress printers and book artists, suppliers of letterpress equipment and type, ephemera, rarities, broadsides, cards and more!  Twin Ravens Press will be showing off new items from our custom printing portfolio, and we will also have cards, coasters and other art prints for sale.  This is a great event to come and hang out with us and meet lots of other wonderful artists and printers too!

Other fair participants include:

Alisa Walton, American Amateur Press Association, Art Bureau, Autumnattic Press, Bedouin Books, Cathemeral Press, Caitlin Harris, Cindi Pedersen, Em Space Book Arts Center, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Ink in Tubes, Keeganmeegan & Co., May Day Press, One O.A.K. Book Arts, Painted Tongue Studios, Phillip Stewart, Platemark X, Power and Light Press, Red Bat Press, Rendij Studio, Tiger Food Press, Triangular Press, Zebra Press and more.

You won’t want to miss it!  Hope to see you there!

Join Us For the Third Annual Letterpress Printer's Fair in Portland!

If you’re in Portland, Oregon, tomorrow, Saturday, August 14th, you should come and visit us at the Third Annual Letterpress Printer’s Fair!  This show only happens once a year and features many different studios and individuals from the Portland Letterpress Community as well as shops (like ours!) from other parts of Oregon and Washington!  The Printer’s Fair is an outdoor event and will be held at the Em Space Book Arts Center, which is located at 323 SE Division Place near the start of the Spring Water Corridor Trail.  The show will feature vendors and suppliers of letterpress printing equipment, foundry type, cards, broadsides, ephemera and more.  There are going to be many great deals to be had and a lot of folks available to answer questions about letterpress printing.  So, if you’re in Portland, and if you’ve ever been curious about what we do, and would like to see us in-person, come on down and say “Hi!”.  We’d love to see you!

A Successful Fair!

The 2nd Annual Letterpress Printer’s Fair in Portland yesterday was a huge success, with over 500 Portlanders and Letterpress enthusiasts visiting throughout the day to check out over two dozen vendor’s letterpress printed cards, broadsides, posters, books, equipment and other letterpress ephemera that was for sale at Liberty Hall.  Twin Ravens Press was selling mostly letterpress printed greeting cards and coasters, most of which can be found online in our etsy store if you missed the show, as well as some random equipment odds and ends.  
I owe a big thank you to Carye Bye of Red Bat Press and Ivan Snyder of the AAPA for organizing the show.  I also owe a big thanks to my very good friend and fellow Eugene printer, Bob Giles, for all of his help manning our table yesterday.  It was a lot of fun and I look forward to helping out with and attending next year’s show!  If you weren’t local to Portland and/or couldn’t make it out to the show, check out some additional photos at Red Bat Press’ flickr stream here.  We also got a very lovely write-up on Art Scatter, which you can read here.  
Have a Happy Sunday and I’ll be seeing you next week!

2nd Annual Letterpress Printer's Fair in Portland, Oregon

If you’re going to be in Portland, Oregon this Saturday, August 8th, you really ought to come down to Liberty Hall at 311 N. Ivy and check out the Second Annual Letterpress Printer’s Fair.  Several presses will be in attendance at the fair from 11 am to 4 pm, including Twin Ravens Press, Red Bat Press, Em Space Book Arts Center, Garage No. 3, The Independent Publishing Resource Center and several others.  I will be selling letterpress greeting cards, coasters and some fun letterpress odds-n-ends.  I will also have for sale a NuArc Photopolymer/Offset Plate Burner.  The show was both successful and fun last year and I imagine it’s going to be even grander this second time around.  Come down and check it out!