printmaking trip to Exquisite Letterpress

Ok. Soon I will go crazy if I don’t take a trip to friend Peter Fraterdeus’ printshop. Been talking about making letterpress prints of Egyptian Waters for months now. Time to stop talking and head out there on a ROAD TRIP. Will be taking sheets of Rives BFK but will look at printing on some handcrafted sheets too.

About Exquisite Letterpress :

Exquisite Letterpress has printing facilities at Dubuque Letterpress in the old Warehouse District in Dubuque, Iowa, and design studios in Galena, Illinois.

Founder, type director and printer Peter Fraterdeus has been working with letterpress since 7th grade at Nichols Junior High School in Evanston Illinois. “Print Shop” teacher Mr. Huebner would surely never have imagined that forty years later, Peter would be inking up these old Chandler and Price platen presses to produce not just “business cards” but exquisite typography.

Maybe we’ll make some limited edition note cards.

This is a shot of some work Peter did that intrigues me. It has some large areas of color that are exciting.

website:
exquisiteletterpress.com

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