Words of Courage

Giving back to the communities that so kindly welcomed me here in Seattle while collaborating in crafting meaningful pieces of letterpress art fills my heart with a sense of purpose, gratitude, and connection. Since 2015 I have had the honor to be invited by SVC Letterpress, now Partners in Print (PiP), to be one of twenty+ artists/printers who help give "Words of Courage" project its visual and physical qualities.
 
You can see images from other artists and learn more about the project visiting PiP page.

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Cereal Killer.

WHAT

The concept for this poem was to turn our broadside into a cereal box adding a bit of intensity and dark humor. We used references from kids-themed cereal packaging and of course, threw some real Cheerios in the scanner.

WHEN

Summer, 2021

WHERE PRINTED

Printed at the letterpress studio of Rebecca Mullins, La Conner, WA, US.

TECHNIQUE/PRESS USED

Letterpress printed on a Vandercook 219, 5 passes using linoleum blocks, wood type and photopolymer plates.

EDITION

110 copies

ADDITIONAL INFO

Designed and printed in collaboration with Rebecca Mullins at her studio in La Conner, WA. Photopolymer plates provided by Boxcar Press.

Kenzie Having Fun.

WHAT

This broadside celebrates the partnership of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program and Seattle Children’s Hospital, empowering pediatric patients with guidance from poets Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick.

WHEN

Summer, 2020

WHERE PRINTED

Printed at the letterpress studio of Rebecca Mullins, La Conner, WA, US.

TECHNIQUE/PRESS USED

Letterpress printed on a Vandercook 219, 3 passes.

EDITION

110 copies

ADDITIONAL INFO

Design and print in collaboration with Rebecca Mullins.

 

Illustrations by my son Yan Mariz Bogado and his friend Unnat Parsana. Featuring my first typeface, Vine.

My Friend the Librarian.

WHAT

This broadside celebrates the partnership of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program and Seattle Children’s Hospital, empowering pediatric patients with guidance from poets Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick.

WHEN

Spring, 2018

WHERE PRINTED

Printed at the letterpress studio of Rebecca Mullins, La Conner, WA, US.

TECHNIQUE/PRESS USED

Letterpress printed on a Vandercook 219, 3 passes.

EDITION

110 copies

ADDITIONAL INFO

Design and print in collaboration with Rebecca Mullins.

Tractor Rides.

WHAT

This broadside celebrates the partnership of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program and Seattle Children’s Hospital, empowering pediatric patients with guidance from poets Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick.

WHEN

Spring, 2017

WHERE PRINTED

Printed at the letterpress studio of Sarah Kufan, Seattle, WA, US.

TECHNIQUE/PRESS USED

Letterpress printed on a Vandercook (check press), 3 passes.

EDITION

110 copies

Things about me.

WHAT

This broadside celebrates the partnership of Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program and Seattle Children’s Hospital, empowering pediatric patients with guidance from poets Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick.

WHEN

Spring, 2016

WHERE PRINTED

Printed at the letterpress studio of Juliet Shen, Seattle, WA, US.

TECHNIQUE/PRESS USED

Letterpress printed on a Vandercook (check press), 3 passes.

EDITION

110 copies

ADDITIONAL INFO

Typeface Congenial, kindly donated by Laura Worthington.