letterpress class with jordan ferney

I mentioned last week that I was taking some art classes in San Francisco. I've been considering designing a line of letterpress greeting cards, so I signed up for a class taught by Jordan Ferney, a favorite blogger and talented letterpress designer/printer. The card designs below are hers... I wish I could take credit, but all I did was the final printing. Aren't they clever? As much fun as it was to try out the press, the most important lesson of the day was that letterpress is definitely not something to dive into lightly. Buying a press is an investment in a piece of history and constant upkeep is critical. Unfortunatly, I don't have the time or money to devote to owning a press, so I'll just put that idea back on the shelf for future consideration. In the meantime, I'll be working on my designs...

{photos ©2009 bg}


  1. So glad to have discovered your blog! Nice work on the printing, even if they aren't your designs. ;)

  2. those are really cute!
    What does a letterpress run, btw?

  3. I want to buy the ketchup one...

  4. I took her class a while back (after reading her blog for years) and printed those same cards! I also made some business cards that I LOVE. Letterpress class was such a treat, but you're right - it's a huge investment.