Punk Rock

Yesterday, my time in the shop was limited to a few hours in the evening. I had an idea to work with a quote from Henry Rollins.

“Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock.” – Henry Rollins

I started with placing “anything” in the press, in big, bold sans wood type and printing in pink. At this point i’m really improvising. I let the type cascade down from the top left corner, diagonally. Then i had to return to the top of the sheet – and figured i’d re-use the “thing” part of anything and let it finish Everything. Then, with the top line, printed in orange.

Next, i needed to finish it off – and red seemed correct for this. Overall, it’s a bold cluster of type which the reader is challenged to read through.

Blog 1 – June 12, 2019

I have been thinking about periodically writing blog posts, but i’ve never taken the plunge. Maybe 2019 is the year?

I’ve been a long-time journaller, drawing, writing and such. I don’t want this to replace that, but maybe there is a bit of room for both? Time will tell.

Stay tuned.

sitting out back, enjoying a very late spring afternoon

For now, here is a pic of last night’s dinner – a quasi Aloo Gobi – subbing broc for cauli and adding chick peas. It was tasty and easy.

Drag the Burden

Here’s a piece i printed in the kitchen of Margaret Lock – Lock’s Press in Kingston, Ontario. Margaret taught me how to set type in her kitchen pressroom on a chilly fall day in 2004. It’s a poem i hand-set and printed on lovely paper i hand painted beforehand. Poem by Janette Platana.