Solid Results in May Bundle

Solid Results in May Bundle

This afternoon's mail brought a welcome visitor: the May 2024 AAPA bundle. With three ounces of postage required, it was a bit larger than recent mailings, and there were a lot of options to make my "picks of the month." Here's what I chose...

Mark McComas served up a visual delight with his letterpress project "John's Place"; the red burger on the front quickly caught my eye. Inside, he tells the story of a sandwich shop next to campus when he attended Marshall University in the early 1970s.

Ron Hylton's "Death of Mrs. Chris Olsen" isn't quite as flashy, but he shows us clean typography, neat layout, and subtle use of ornamentation. Quite a class in how to do letterpress printing. He continues his series that highlights historical stories from his area of southwest Washington state.

Laurie Kitzke combines letterpress with digital printing for her Hen Prints. Her article, "Timer Time," provides a technique that might help other AAPA members get nagging jobs done in just 15 minutes.

Frederick Moe puts a catchy photo on the cover of the first Bargin Bin DJ, which he describes as "an occsional journal," so there must be future issues in the works. Inside he reviews the magazine Record Time, and on the back he notes several of his radio-related projects.

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