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


Monday, July 25, 2011

Collaboration for a cause on Facebook

 In an Australian first the handmade community has come together to Collaborate for a Cause with 220 Facebook Businesses creating nearly 100 one of a kind handmade items to be auction  this  coming weekend  (29th - 31 July) to raise fund for more than 40 Charities
“The aim of 'Collaborate for a Cause' is to promote friendship, understanding and fun throughout the Facebook handmade community, while raising important funds for charities.
“What sets it apart from other charity auctions is that it lets donors select their own charity recipient and that each donated item is a collaborative effort between two or more handmade businesses, meaning that every piece is truly exclusive.

  Anna of King Billy contacted me to see if I would be interested in doing a collaborative project with her as part of the Facebook Collaborate for a cause project of course I said yes not only to help another person but to also see what Anna would make with the fabric I sent to her to work her magic with and boy she did just that, I sent up a pack of some of my newly printed red snowflake design printed calico and waited to see what she came up with.
Hasn't she done a superb job 

“We chose to support Cure our Kids because of the fantastic support they give to families with kids  that have Cancer, in the Oncology ward at Westmead Children’s Hospital in NSW. 
 If you would like to also like to support this Charity please follow the link to the Collaborate for a cause Facebook page to bid on these very lovely item as well as items from many other collaborating artist on Facebook.



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