Quite randomly, a while ago I stumbled upon a little busy beehive of wedding activity with my lovely friends, Seth and Julie of the world-class art blog, Daily Serving. I found them inside the CCA letterpress studio on a Saturday, harnessing the print shop skills of our buddy, Rachel, like you would harness the electricity from solar panels to light up your house. Your house of love.
A mutual friend and fellow CCA Alum, Rachel is our go-to lady for all printing needs, with a pretty amazing emerging art career you can check out for yourself: http://rachelefoster.com. You might also remember when I used her know-how for my own art project in the screen printing room that I put on the blog.
Seth and Julie, two terribly adorable Southern kids from South Carolina, are getting married this summer in Charleston, and I found them making their save-the-date announcements the really old fashioned way: one at a time, on the letterpress, with a little Rachel Foster flash. I had never seen the letterpress technique in action, nor been in the letterpress studio, so I took the opportunity to check things out while all three of them cut, inked, and sorted things. As Nirvana's Bleach played in the background, I took some pictures and sipped my coffee and made absolutely no attempt to help. What a jerk.
|Some inked cards, still waiting for a special Rachel imprint.|
|Julie, hard at work feeding cards into the roller- Is that what it's called?|
|True love means slaving away together.|
|I loved all the little letter stamps all over the studio. And this creative print in red ink.|
|Rachel as Vanna White.|
|I got one in the mail a few weeks ago, and here it is on the fridge. It says, "true love, like ghosts, often spoken of, rarely seen". See you in Charleston?|
Congratulations Seth and Julie!