August 03, 2006

Sneak Peek #2 - late summer

Egg Press is coming to artstream ! In less about two weeks, dozens of lovely letterpress cards (and a few delightful offset too!) will fly in to our gallery and our online shop from Portland, Oregon! I can hardly wait. Talk about tough choices ... I had the catalog open for hours trying to choose. I love the fact that they are a company which makes them one at a time, which falls right into our philosophy of original art above all.
Here is the skinny on the fabulous company direct from their website:

Who we are: Egg Press was started in 1999 by Tess Darrow, and has since grown to a staff of nearly a dozen (or a baker’s dozen if you count Pearl and Zeb). Still a small company, we each wear a number of hats to get all the jobs done.

What we do: Primarily known for our hand-made letterpress greeting card line, Egg Press also creates a daringly bold offset collection and many loveable screenprinted baby tees. In addition, we design and print memorable custom wedding announcements, birth announcements and coordinating stationery.

The Egg Press studio is located in a building known as “the Plant” in southeast Portland, Oregon. There are currently seven presses in our studio ranging from our hand-cranked Vandercook proofing press to our hand-fed Chandler & Price and Kluge platen presses, to our feisty Heidelberg windmill press. Our paper is cut to size on a space-age guillotine cutter the size and weight of a small truck. Tucked into one corner is our silkscreening operation, featuring a manual four-color press that resembles a carnival ride.

images and text from Eggpress.

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