5 Have Dabbled
Arts & DIY
Nothing says “love” like a hand-made valentine!
Join letterpress printer Brian Wood of Dogs & Stars for an introductory course in letterpress printing on Sunday, January 31 from 1-4pm.
Students will learn basic letterpress techniques such as typesetting to print their own set of 10 valentines (or Singles Awareness Day cards) to share with friends or loved ones. Print your favorite valentine quote using antique wood type, ornaments and borders on antique presses.
Meet the Makers:
Amanda + Dillon
Paper Plates Press
Where do you find inspiration? “Coming from advertising backgrounds, we’re always concepting ideas together. We take a lot of inspiration from experiences in our lives. Most of which revolve around food and/or booze.” What are your personal interests/hobbies? “Letterpress. Though it’s our business, we’ve always treated it like a hobby. That way it never feels like work. Plus, it takes up most of our free time.” What is the story behind Paper Plates Press? “We’re a wife and husband company that started in 2009 on what some would call a whim. Looking for a creative outlet where we could create what we wanted when we wanted, we discovered letterpress. It gave us the freedom to come up with ideas, design those ideas, then press them to...