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


Sunday, August 28, 2011

photos from The nook

Ruby Victoria letterpress 

Little Black Crow

Love these ballerina framed photos
Vintage clothing

A Little one said..

hand forged rings from cutlery....Nice

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New stuff for the Nook Market

The inagural Nook Market is on this Sunday at the St James Hall, Elizabeth Street New Town from 10 am till 2pm, please come along and support this new local market, there will be lots of great local artists selling their work as well you will be able to find secondhand clothing and vintage treasures , I can't wait to have a rummage around to see what I can find, I hope to see you there :)                      

letterpress paper coaster bunting printed using tradition lead letterpress boarders

linocut printed coaster card bunting

 Close up of Linocut printed coaster card bunting

For those of you how want to get in early for Christmas I have reprinted some more of these gift tags I sold out of these at the last Apron Design Market back in July to my surprise and delight, people seem to really like the post consumer recycled card I print on it is lovely and thick and nice to write on.

Linocut/letterpress printed Christmas gift tags printed on 100% post consumer recycled card
linocut/letterpress snowflake gift tags in dark turquoise

Thursday, August 11, 2011

To my utter delight I received this post card from my friend and fellow Printmaker Alfred Stark in the post the other day.
 Alfred  lives and works in Illinois USA and is having and exhibition of his works for the next month, if you are in the area or are close enough to travel I suggest you check this show out .
I personally have quite a few of Alfreds works in my collection of prints and they are some of my prized possessions and are destined to be hung very soon in our new house.
This exhibition is going to showcase Alfred's latest collection of hand printed wood cut and they are funny and fabulous I love them!
You can see and buy Al's other works from his etsy store here