Letterpress Christmas cards

December 25, 2012

I took a letterpress class, and for the final project I printed our family Christmas cards using my own calligraphic image on a variety of papers. The tree background was printed with a handmade photopolymer plate. To print the second color, I traced my own calligraphy in Illustrator to create a digital vector file and ordered the plate from Boxcar Press. It was helpful to learn the letterpress process firsthand, and I was very pleased with the cards, but I’m not sure how much chance I will have to personally print letterpress projects in the future.

Christmas cards

Thank-you card

July 4, 2012

A thank-you card for a babysitter.

thank-you card

Happy Latin birthday

April 15, 2012

A card for a classicist friend.


Online advertisement

April 10, 2012

A website ad for classes offered by a church.

Christian Education class ad


March 17, 2012

This is a horrible photo of a delightful broadside featuring Lewis Carroll’s deathless “Jabberwocky.”
Jabberwocky broadside


February 2, 2012

Sometimes it’s fun to post some very informal personal projects.


Christmas concert program 2011

December 7, 2011

This client is particularly fond of medieval church architecture. I had a feeling, a couple of years ago when I took photos of the Strasbourg Cathedral, that they might come in handy for one of my church-related projects. If only you could see the shimmering metallic gold and purple inks instead of the flat hues in this humble screenshot. That would almost make up for not being there in person to see the red Vosges sandstone, aflame with the rays of the setting sun.

Christmas concert program


December 3, 2011

This calligraphy class project was a calendar featuring photos of one adorable four-month-old baby. The paper is Arches text wove sponged with Elmer’s art paste and acrylic paint. The dates are written in gouache, and I got the 8×8″ photo prints at Costco. I wish I had photos of more of the pages, because there is a fabulous array of colors.

baby calendar

Performing Arts Series 2011–2012

July 27, 2011

This concert series brochure employs an enticing fold that suits the title on the outside, “Come and Hear.” Unfold it once and you see an introductory paragraph and a photo (my own) of the church entryway. Unfold it once again and you see the entire concert series on one spread.

Performing Arts Series brochure photograph

Performing Arts Series brochure scan

Magazine: third issue

July 5, 2011

A few screenshots from the third issue of Baylor’s nursing school magazine:

Learn.Lead.Serve spring/summer 2011 issue