Tag: stories

Hellooooooo, San Francisco!

San Franciscans, we need your help! Our Chicago cards are done, and Erin is working away at the drawings for our new Alameda set, but when she finishes those, we’ve got plans to move across the Bay and tackle some of our favorite San Francisco landmarks. We’ve narrowed our choices down to a short(ish) list […]

Say Hello to Sunbonnet Sue

I’ve been meaning to write a post about these little ladies for months now, but I’ve been so busy with all the new cards and prints I’m working on, I haven’t had a moment free to write! Finally, though, I’d like to introduce you to Miss Sunbonnet Sue, the star of our newest line of […]

Seattle Nostalgia?

Hey, Seattle friends, we need your help! The Fremont Troll has been giving us some trouble (as trolls tend to do), so we’re putting him on the back burner for a bit and looking for one last landmark to fill our our set of 5 Seattle cards. Ideally, I’d love to find something that’s architectural, […]

We Need Your Help, Chicago!

While Erin is hard at work, designing our next line of note cards (hello, Seattle!), I’m already planning out the future of this little letterpress tour we’re taking. Next stop: Chicago! As I’m sure you can tell by now, I love Erin’s drawings, and I love finding amazing architecture to inspire her. When we approach […]

Understanding Comics – and much much more

I just finished reading Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud, and it was amazing. I’d read it once before, as an assignment in a Sound Design class in college (yes, sound design – taught by an insightful professor who focused as much on teaching us how to think about the world as he did on XLR […]

A Little Pittsburgh History: The Smithfield Street Bridge

Everyone knows that Pittsburgh is a city of bridges (The City of Bridges, in fact – we’ve got Venice beat by three!). Depending on how you count, we have 446 (counting towards the official record: only bridges that have piers, and are within the city limits), 994 (highway bridges in the metropolitan area), or 2139 […]

An Ode to Pittsburgh’s History

I’m a total Pittsburgh history buff. I love this city, and one of the things I love most about it is how everywhere you go, everything has a story. From the old steel mills lining the rivers, to the families who have lived in the same neighborhood for 5 generations, to the dinosaurs that pop […]