We are trade printers at heart with a bent towards the art world.
Operating as usual
Friends! We are so excited to be a part of the Fall Art Scene, October 7th & 8th! There is an incredible line up of artists and performances right here in Belvidere! Tag a friend and get the word out!!
Our main foyer/gallery space is getting a pretty new floor just in time for the Fall Art Scene!!
SAVE THE DATE!! We are thrilled to announce that we are joining the Boone County Historical Museum and the Pettit Chapel as a stop for the RAAC'S Fall Art Scene. We have a couple of open spaces for exhibiting artists. Tag a friend who may be interested!!
Our friends at First Free Rockford filmed the making of a recent project. You'll see a neat example of our letterpress, foil stamping, and die cutting process.
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Friends! We are excited to be a sponsor of Paint on State 2016. Come join in the fun on June 25th during Belvidere Heritage Days!!
We would like to give a shout out to another one of our sponsors, Locust Street Press, for sponsoring Paint on State 2016. Check them out at www.locuststreetpress.com and like or comment "thanks!" on this post to show them some love! They are an amazing local print shop that you will be glad to discover, if you don't know of them already. Thanks Locust Street Press!
First Free Rockford shot their new series' promo in our print shop. It gives you a glimpse into the inter-workings of our sweet, old print shop. We count it a privilege to have worked with them. Life is truly more when you know God!
Pastor Rusty warns us against doing things in the name of Jesus without really knowing who He is. In this series, we will study what Jesus says about Himself in…
So excited about this two color foil, hand-lettered business card. Printed and designed in-house by our talented graphic artist/letter-er, @rezink.shop.
Ps. Red Anvil Machining is a new custom machine shop right here in Rockford!!
We count it a privilege to have shared our love of old school printmaking with you!! Find more Art Scene photos on our blog.
#springartscene prep is in full swing and it is shaping up to be all sorts of fun. Don't miss all of the #LSPshenanigans this Friday and Saturday!!
About this pretty feather... YOU get to run it through a Vandercook press and then color/paint/leave alone. All at the #springartscene! NEXT WEEKEND!! #LSPSHENANIGANS
We found inspiration in these old school trays for the Spring Art Scene!!! Old school, literally. 😂 SAVE THE DATE: April 15th & 16th! More details to come!!
Friends! We have the opportunity to be a stop on the Spring Art Scene again this April. Our heart is not only to be a trade letterpress printer, but to be a local place that fosters creativity. One idea we had was to host hands-on art projects during the Art Scene. There would be age appropriate activities for the whole family. Plus, the Boone County Historical Museum will be hosting local, area artists a block away. So come see art and come make art. Is this something you and your families would be interested in? We would love to hear your thoughts!
We blogged (!) and put together a handful of our most recent projects. Do you follow us on Instagram @locuststreetpress? This is where we post project photos and shop updates!!
For Christmas, my daughter asked for a Mary Poppins doll. She was ecstatic to unwrap this 1960's version Christmas morning. Proof that old things/processes are something rare and truly special. We look forward to serving all of your old world letterpress, foil, and die cutting needs in 2016! Merry New Year!!
The sun is setting on this wedding suite. What a combination! 😍
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your support this year! It has truly meant so much to us. Your support makes it possible for us to be the hands and feet in our community this Christmas season and for that, we are ever grateful.
Hometown Christmas is this Friday! Stop by to see a whole gynasium brimming with trees being delivered to area families.
In between pretty things, we die cut.
A wedding hashtag made into a rose gold foiled wedding suite tag. On kraft, no less. Genius.
These pretty "We've Moved" cards.
Remember that dreamy #greengirlpress suite? These gold foil thank you's with #wastenotpaper envelopes are the icing on the cake.
Only 94 days until Christmas! A round-up of some of my favorites over the years and a charge to be the first one on your bff's refrigerator. You got this.
Gold foil on Pearl Crane Lettra is pretty much an assured . !!
At times, simple is better. This is one time where it is so, so much better. Simple black letterpress ftw!!
Silver foil stamping and a score for custom fabric swatch labels.
locuststreetpress.com Friends! We have been busy this summer. So many neat letterpress and foil pieces have passed through our little print shop in the past couple of months. Letterpress and foil stamping are our mainstays as of late, however, it seems we have received more and more requests for digital printing. The…
Pretty sea inspired rehearsal dinner invitations on the agenda today. Design by @joannadeeweddings.
This week has been chocked full of pretty. Rounding out the week with this starfish dream by @joannadeeweddings.
We are digging these pretty #wastenotpaper envelopes with pretty gold foiling. Really, this whole #greengirlpress suite is rather dreamy.
Geometric gold ftw!
Stunning! That hot air balloon, though. Design by Mercedes Pigretti.
Gorgeous business + note cards. That blind deboss . Design by @saffronavenue for @glamournest.
Pretty menus today! Everyone in the shop is drooling over the offerings.
Printed a replica 1897 Boone County Fair poster for our local historical society. 14" × 21" on Crane Lettra.
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