End of Summer Approaching . . .

As the end of summer approaches, I figure it is about time to look back on the past spring.

The end of spring brought some really exciting adventures!

There is one exciting escapade I’d like to share. I took my Pratt Institute Print Production class on a letterpress field trip. Thanks to Dan at The Arm, I was able to bring my class to his studio to do some letterpress printing. At The Arm, my students (in groups of three) spent a bit of time designing, typesetting, and printing a poster for their senior show. Each group got to help with a different part of the letterpress process. Thanks to student Steven Mallia, we have some great documentation of the field trip (see a peek at what we did in his pictures below!).

You can also see write-ups of the field trip from Emily Wilbur and Christine Park. Emily and Christine were two of the other amazing students in my Print Production class.




Food Porn

For the past month, I have actually managed to cook. Cook REAL food. No TV dinners. No frozen pizzas. I have actually managed to make things I only once dreamed of making.

Key lime cheesecake? Check.
Artichoke Casserole? Check.
Coconut Pancakes?? Triple Check.

As I began my “I will cook all my meals or else” journey, one of my friends suggested that I check out Taste Spotting. When I asked her what it was, she replied with: ” Sarah, it’s totally food porn.”

Taste Spotting is a ” community driven visual potluck.” The description is fitting. I dare you to take a look at it, and tell me you don’t want to make everything and anything that you see pop up. It’s setup like we love typography, but instead of type lovin’, you get a whole lot of foooooooood lovin’.

Here’s what I made this weekend:


I’ve just landed in New York. East Williamsburg in Brooklyn is the place that I’m calling home. Getting here? Leisurely.

On the way, Christopher and I made stops in Nashville, D.C., and Philadelphia to see friends and one of my two sisters. In Philadelphia I got to meet up with an awesome textile designer and super good friend, Alexis McVicker. She showed me some of the patterns/etc. she’d designed while working at Anthroplogie and Urban Outfitters. Alexis wearing one of my favorites:


Somebody want to buy this for me? Please?

The End of a busy 9 months.

For the past 9 months, I’ve been in Mississippi teaching up a storm. The academic year is over, and I’ve finally decided to update the web space that bares my name. I gave a presentation to the art faculty here at the end of my year at Mississippi State University, and I just wanted to share a few images from that presentation that show the crazy-fun that has been this year.

MSU AIGA group (I was their faculty advisor. Be aware, this is but one sixth of the group):

Pix(elated!) Opening (MSU AIGA 4th Annual National Student Competition and Show):

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Letterpress Workshop:

An Independent study I did with Carl Carbonell called Get American:

And Finally, a Letterpress Workshop with Brad Vetter from Hatch Show Print:

this post actually dates: May 4th, 2009