The Press Bike will be at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, September 8th and 9th. Starshaped has been a part of Renegade for the last few years, and we're thrilled to have the Bike this time around. We'll be in a lovely corner booth selling posters and cards, and Jo will be showing kids how to print. Just finished this killer sign, so look for us this weekend and bring the kids!
Well, we had every intention of getting the Press Bike out on Lakeshore Drive this Sunday for the always awesome Bike the Drive event, in which the entire Lakeshore Drive is shut down to cars and opened to bikes only. However, our little Sigwalt had other plans. Whether it was the humidity or our relative inexperience making the little guy work well, the printing was just not happening and we had to scrap it for the day. We'll be taking the press back to the studio to make a few more tweaks this week so we can get to printing asap! In the meantime, here are a few shots of the fabric signage we made for the sides and back of the bike. Maybe we'll add a little flag? Also, Jo got a killer new apron to match.
Today Jo and I set up our little Sigwalt to print for the first time. It needs a few tweaks, but is well on its way to printing for our Press Bike. Our first print is on sticker stock (what kid doesn't love stickers?), and is bike themed to coordinate with our first event... more on that tomorrow!
Jo chose type to create the fabric signs for the sides and backs of the bucket of the bike, which we printed in happy red on yellow gingham (each letter is 5" tall, and represents our largest wood type in the studio).
Our signage is finished, and the press is ready to roll! The big reveal is coming soon.