NSS and the next steps forward…

whoa, this is not a truck at all
whoa, this is not a truck at all

Well folks, this time I let someone else do the driving.  Or flying, as it were.  On Friday, I flew from PDX to NYC, and had a cocktail and caught up on some reading while in transit.  Luxurious!  I’ve come to New York for the National Stationery Show, a trade show for paper geeks.  It opened today, and runs through Wednesday.  If you’re in town for the show, please stop by and say hello!  I’ve already run into so many familiar faces – folks I met along the way in my travels.  It’s like a little reunion, and I love it.  I’m in Booth 2267, sharing with my friends Blue Barnhouse and Lady Pilot.

I had a poster version of this hanging in the truck... it was very popular and will soon be available as a card!
I had a poster version of this hanging in the truck... it was very popular and will soon be available as a card!

My game plan upon returning home from my truck adventures has been to dive right into production mode.  In the past three weeks, between reprinting my existing card line and working on new designs, I’ve printed several thousand cards and spent a LOT of time reorganizing the studio.  It has felt amazing.  Driving around all year, I had lots of time and space to dream up new ideas, reflect on my life and work, and figure out what direction to head in next.  I’ve made the decision to step away from offering custom letterpress services so I can really focus on my line of greeting cards and pursue my own creative work.  This is a shift I’ve been wanting to make for a while, and I needed the break this year to really start with a clean slate.  I’m thrilled for what’s to come.

totally not boring, though
totally not boring, though

In the next week or so, I hope to launch a fresh new Power and Light Press website (it’s currently under construction).  I’ll continue blogging on that site, not about travels of course, but about my process in the studio and other bits of inspiration found along the way.  I’ll write the occasional post here, but for the most part, this Type Truck website is going to remain idle until I have truck-related news or start thinking about the next tour… no guarantees just yet, but I’ll be sure to announce it loud and clear if something starts to take shape.  In the meantime, if you’re interested in keeping up to date with my work and happenings, there are a few things you can do:

+ join my mailing list by clicking this link or by e-mailing me.  I send out verrrry occasional missives, mostly when I have big news or shows or new products.

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yeah! I hate holes!
yeah! I hate holes!

Thank you all so much for sticking with me throughout this past year.  It has been a truly incredible adventure, and I owe every bit of it to you guys who came out to greet the truck in your hometowns, who cheered me on along the way, and who shared your own creativity and boundless generosity.  I am honored to have crossed paths with you, and I’m forever grateful for what I’ve learned.

P.S. there just might be a book in the works… if anyone out there wants to publish said book, please be in touch.

photo by Krista Friedrich
photo by Krista Friedrich

2 Responses to NSS and the next steps forward…

  1. KF says:

    Yes, I have really enjoyed reading (and daydreaming) about your travels and all the fun things you have done and people you’ve met. It’s especially heartening to learn that every city and region has its own superstar type-print artisans excited to create new things and to pass on the craft to others. Thank you for your time and effort spreading the word and sharing it with all of us!

  2. Robert Chapman says:

    it was a blast sharing your adventure… glad you made it home and you are excited about new ideas… ahhh letterpress, such a joy… good luck!!!