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


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Niche market Launceston

Another wonderful weekend spent taking part in our second Niche market this year.
This time around we were set up at the very well equipped University Art school and gallery it actually make me want to move north just to have access to this fantastic facility.
Loads of lovely stall holders and customers making the two days very enjoyable and well worth the trip up from Hobart.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Niche Market

Niche Market is on again in Launceston this weekend and Ruby Victoria letterpress & printmaking will be in attendance again.
This time we will be at the Inveresk site at the University art gallery site from 10am to 4pm both Friday and Saturday .
We are hoping to meet many new customer as the Market is running as part Junction 2010 and arts conferences and weekend of arts demos and displays through out Launceston
So please come along say hello and snap up some early Christmas stationery

see you there
Narelle x

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wooden type, Moleskines and new Christmas stationery

Love getting stuff like this in the mail and today was like Christmas I have been eagerly waiting for my Moleskine notebooks to arrive so that I can get printing on them.
I am thinking with all my new wooden type arriving at the same time I might get busy on Sunday and print them up for Niche Market next weekend in Launceston at the Inversesk university art school 27th and 28th of August from 10 am on both days


These next photos are of 2 of my new Christmas range for this year and will be for sale at next weeks Niche market as well as in my online stores , these note cards pack make and elegant not fussing alternative to conventional Christmas cards and they are beautiful to write on as they are printed on soft 100% cotton rag paper

Monday, August 16, 2010

74 limelane feature

A couple of days ago I was contacted by Kellie of 74 lime lane saying that she had been browsing around the internet looking for Australian Designers and came across me on etsy or it might have been madeit handmade and wanted to do a feature on her blogs about my work in her Lime Light Tuesday section
So tomorrow is the day and I wanted you all to know first hand that there is going to be a giveaway as part of the feature , all you have to do is visit the blog and leave a message saying what colour print you would like to win and leave an email address that you can be contacted on in case you happen it win so follow the link and be in it to win it and have a look at all the other wonderful designers that have been feature here before me

74 Lime Lane Blog giveaway

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wooden type

After watching the fantastic doco called typeface and thought it was about time i got out the very little wooden type i own out and finally print it .
Just a couple of little groupings of letters printed on some nice antique white cotton rag paper then if these work out ok I think I might print them on the Moleskine jounal/sketchbooks I have just bought, iIam not sure what colours to use just yet
If you have any suggestions I am all ears

Narelle x

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Spoonful of Galleons

A little while back I wrote to the lovely Anthea of Spoonful magaZINE expressing my interest in contributing something to her little zine and to my joy she contacted me a couple of weeks back asking if I would like to be a feature artist in Spoonfuls Objects of Affection spread, of course I said yes.The task for all artists involved was to create a piece of work being painting, drawing, sewing anything really depicting the chosen object, this time around was a Galleon or tall ship to my complete horror but I am happy to say I think I have pulled it off ok

let me know what you think.

please check out the Spoonful blog and purchase one of the zines that are available they are a very sweet little publication http://spoonfulzine.com/

Narelle x