There's not much internet access for me while I'm traveling, but here are a few sneak peakeroos of the print-happy things Italy had in store for me.
Marisa and I spent a lovely yet intense four days printmaking and typesetting in Urbino, in le Marche province. Here's a photo of the studio where we were working:
And the single-digit century house where we stayed (with the maestro of the studio):
Of course, Italian typecases are laid out differently than English ones, but I was typesetting in Italian, so it made intuitive sense.
The composing sticks were single line.
This is Surgo, the ginormous proof press which I had to work on; hand inking only (not my forte, I discovered).
In the three actual days of printing I undertook an ambitious, eight-page, three-print-run-each, edition-of-sixteen book project (which I only *just* finished printing before we had to leave, though my carving suffered a little for the rush). Here are two of my favorite pages.
More pictures from the trip and more after my return this weekend.