Invitations spread

Wood type, metal type, and sometimes xeroxing are combined with inkjet printing for these invitations, dating from 1989 to 2005.

Tom Birthday

Birthday party invitation. "Surprise Party for a Man of Many Hats". Metal type and illustrations. Printed on a Vandercook press. Richmond, Virginia, 1990.

Tom Hats detail

"Surprise Party for a Man of Many Hats". Detail.

abbott lagoon

New Year annoucement, 2000. Epson inkjet on watercolor paper. Point Reyes, California.

20 August 1988

Wedding announcement, Charlottesville, VA. 1988.

Lizzy UVA

Graduation announcement, Charlottesville, VA. 1991.



Invitations and announcements

Often, if I have access to a letterpress printing shop, I like to go back to the basics of typography by way of metal type. The constraints of letterpress printing are a healthful reprive from the no-constraints mode of the digital realm.