Visiting New York State is not only a great chance to relax with family, but a good time to catch up on printing for the Renegade Craft Fair, thanks to the lovely Western New York Book Arts Center. I packed up the formes for our popular 'Happy Pigs are Tastier' print (as well as a few new versions...), along with some ink and paper, and headed to downtown Buffalo for an afternoon of printing.
The Center has really turned into a fantastic work space, as well as gallery and shop, and offers many opportunities to get your hands dirty with letterpress, screenprinting and bookbinding. There's also a retail space to pick up prints, cards, books and supplies. I spent a little time with Mandy the Mangler:
Happy Cows and Happy Hens will be added to the Happy Pigs series of prints, and it was fun to see our type (and linoleum cuts) on a different press:
And here's a sneak peak of the almost-finished Happy Cows print. We'll be finishing them up next week to have ready at Renegade. Thanks to the entire staff of WNYBAC for so graciously allowing me use of the press and space! It's always an inspiring learning experience to print in other shops, especially ones as well organized as this!