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On Valentine’s Day in 1990, I saw Pretty Woman at the Uptown Theater but little did I know that just a few months later I’d be living a few blocks North of that theater above a “restaurant” with the fanciest portmanteau-name ever. RIBIZZA. I was just like Julia Roberts! With less prostitution! And less Richard Gere! And less shopping montages!
This Valentine’s Day I watched and rewatched that scene and despite the lack of a theater that smelled like feet, it was still magical.
On February 15th I had a guacamole-hangover and followed Tib around hoping for inspiration.
Thank you, Tib. Thank you.
RSVP wanted MORE greeting card submissions. And having a wet towel for a brain makes it so much easier to wring.
Madge The Intern and I wore our Burger King© crowns and spent the day printing.Does Madge look different??
Zeichen Press was invited to join other Notorious Letterpress Printers and contribute to The Smallest Museum In St. Paul. Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about turning an empty firehose cabinet into a tiny museum.Action shots:
I was pretending to be a mouse with a camera — I think Madge was scared/intrigued.
The (petite) Opening Reception is August 1, from 2-4 at Workhouse Coffee Bar.
Farewell my Wintertime Prison… Springtime is the amnesty hors d’oeuvre and reminds all (in these Northern climates) of the duality of nature.
See the flattened squirrel on the bike path? (Why is it SO flat on a bike path? WHY??)And see the lilacs in full bloom? (DO YOU??!! Face-meltingly beautiful…)Hmm, people also think about baseball in the Spring? Right? How about a congratulations card for the bros?
We’ve had some big orders come in from a shop in Oslo… I’ve been trying to figure out how they heard of Zeichen Press…
Here’s how: If you take a running start, and are a good swimmer, you can get to Oslo from Denmark, and Denmark is just Germany’s top hat… And Germany, as you know, is the birthplace of Gutenberg.And of letterpress… Right? LETTER press?? ZEICHEN Press?? Clearly Zeichen Press is synonymous with letterpress in that part of the world. All they had to do was google letterpress to find this:
There you have it.
Oh, clearly they speak English, but I don’t speak Norwegian — and that’s where the interweb comes in handy:Translator says:Class dismissed.
If all goes according to my master plan, 2,500 pounds of love will soon be mine.
That’s one of these:
Or two of him:
Are you intrigued??
Observe this medical marvel: