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


Friday, July 30, 2010

2 markets in one weekend

thats right we are back at Salamanca Markets again this weekend , praying for nice weather as it is forecast for rains eeep! I am now frantically trying to work out a stall set up in my mind to stop from getting a wet botty and left with only pulp to sell !

I will also this weekend be back at The Market at the Masonic temple here in Hobart
I haven't had a stall here since April so it will be nice to be back there along with some other lovely artists and designer.
So please come along to one or both of these markets this weekend and have a look at what some of Tassies best makers have been up to.

see you there
Narelle x

Monday, July 26, 2010

The beginning of another creative week

Its nice to start the week on a creative note I have been struggling a little lately to get into the groove of being able to sit and think about new work but this morning I got up to find an email from Anthea from spoonful zine saying I wasn't too late to get in a design for the next publication of spoonful.
Each issue
, Anthea the author 0f Spoonful nominate an object that makes them smile, she then invites a handful of artists/designers to interpret the image in anyway they like sewing, baking, painting, drawing, photography anything they like.
I would also like to say a big thank you to Christina for letting me use her beautiful photo on Flickr as a reference you will have a print on its way to you just as soon as it is carved and printed
Wish me luck
Narelle x

Friday, July 23, 2010

Something Blue

Here is a little something I Have been working on for the upcoming market
I just love this blue i think these would be fabulous as wedding place card tags or gift tags foe a new arrival or even hung in a babies room as a garland or bunting type of thing printed in different colours
What do you all think I would love to hear your comments
Narelle xx

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Handmade living

I am very happy to announce that Ruby Victoria letterpress & Printmaking along with only one other designer from Tasmania will be featured in this brand spanking new book called Handmade living written by the ladies that bring you the Handmade Market and
Shop handmade in our nations Capital Canberra.

This beautiful book will be published and ready for sale on the 4th of December and launched at Handmade Shop on the 13th of December this year but here is a sneak peek of the cover ...nice hu!
The book will be filled with beautiful features and step by step do it yourself intruction to create some of the lovely handmade items that are created by some of Australia's best artists and cafters people.
If you are interested in securing a copy please follow the link and for the first 200 people to order you will recieve your copy signed by the authors.

just click here for more detail on how to purchase your copy

Monday, July 19, 2010

lovely stuff in the mail

I just want to share this photo with you I received these lovely goodies in the mail today from my friend and fellow artist Naomie Shepherd from NSW
We have been collaborating on a little project together as a part of her upcoming exhibition in September this year
Anyway as a thank you Naomie offered to send me some golden book as she knew I made envelope out of them and I had offered to do some printing for her for free and wanted to over me something in return but I was really surprise to receive one of Naomies hand painted plushie dolls with a sweet little note of thanks ....I was really touched by this as I never expected anything like this and it is really good to know there can be such kindness shared between two like minded people that have never met in the flesh and only on Facebook

Thank you Naomie you really are a Gem x

Friday, July 9, 2010

She'll be apples !

letterpress & linocut party invitation packs of 5

linocut design notecards packs of 5
printed on 100% cotton rag paper

Both of these pretty, new products with be available at Salamanca Market this Saturday
and on my online store very soon

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In a new book called Reinventing Letterpress

yippee! we are in a new book about letterpress
I have been waiting impatiently for months for this book to be published and the time had finally come and I cant wait to get my hot little hand on my very own copy .

It is called Reinventing letterpress by Charlotte Rivers published in the U.K by Rotovision and in the next couple of months will be published again in the U.S.A by Chonicle Books under the title The little Book of Letterpress
If you are interested in buying this book amazon have it stocked already and there is a feature where you can have a little look through a snippet of the book .
I am seriously itching to look through this book not much longer to wait now !