Utah

nice take on the classic Beatrice Warde broadside
nice take on the classic Beatrice Warde broadside

Next stop: Salt Lake City, where I was thrilled to visit The Mandate Press!  Ben Webster and his crew have a totally legit operation going on in a beautiful and enormous airplane hangar-like space.  We had a great turnout that night, and we collaborated on a two-part poster – much fun was had.  Thanks for an awesome time, guys!

"welcome to The Mandate Press.  I'm glad you're here"
"welcome to The Mandate Press. I'm glad you're here"

I met David Wolske, creative director of the Book Arts program and Red Butte Press at University of Utah.  The next day, I headed up the hill to campus and he showed me around the print shop.  It’s a phenomenal collection, and Red Butte Press publishes some gorgeous books.

fleet at U. Utah
fleet at U. Utah

I left SLC and headed west on I-80, into some of the loneliest stretch of highway I’ve ever seen.  It was magic.  The highway passes south of the Salt Lake (the Great one!) and through the Bonneville salt flats – such a beautiful and desolate landscape.  This might have been one of the best days of driving on this whole trip.  Photos:

salty
salty

preparing to set a new land speed record
preparing to set a new land speed record

One Response to Utah

  1. Danielle says:

    Hooray! Thank you for coming to The Mandate Press. You da best!