Wow what a fantastic week I am having first finishing an order for Meadowbank vineyard, the market in Launceston, meeting new people that love handmade as much as I do, spending time with my family that I hadn't seen for ages, receiving a parcel from an old friend filled with letterpress printing cd some lovely business cards and the gem an original printers hints for the pressman, in my case presswoman for Heidelberg Automatic platen printing machine book, DROOL apparently printed on a platen an amazing piece of printing in itself Dennis You the man! thanks so much ! this book will be truly treasured for life. and today I get an email from the wonderful Essie and Leonie from Love & clutter with an order for cards, invitations, linocut prints and custom letterpress card orders I am so stoked.Their enthusiasm for what I do is truly beyond words.
Love & Clutter is an incredible little shop in central Hobart literally stuffed with handmade clothing, jewellery, stuffed toys, cards hair accessories you name it they have it in their beautiful little shop.
I am so proud to be having my art and letterpress work stocked with these very warm and friendly ladies along side local designers, Notions lovely fashion accessories http://notionshandmade.blogspot.com/ and Little crafty crows cute little stuffed bunnies and other creatures http://littleblackcrow.etsy.com/
Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking
Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing
The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine
I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested