Friday, February 6, 2009

new york

Just back from a big week in NYC, helping out my friends at Blue Barnhouse with their booth at the New York International Gift Fair. The show was a success for us, though kind of on the slow side in general - buyers seemed to be more cautious in their spending habits, and Blue Barnhouse needs the kind of buyer who is willing to throw caution to the wind...

While in the city, I got to take some time off and do some printing at The Arm letterpress studio in Brooklyn. It's a really great workspace, nicely equipped with three or four Vandercooks (I worked on the trusty ol' Universal I), a few C&P Pilots, and a C&P Old Style 8x12. Dan, the proprietor, rents the studio out by the hour, and also teaches classes, hosts concerts, gallery shows, etc.
A good place and definitely worth a visit.

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