Final reminder for our Love Machine Open House Party tonight. Hope to see you soon.
Leaving you with a beautiful thought about machines from Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin:
“Machines challenge certainty so well. They should not be able to move. But they do. They turn, and move, and never cease — there is always an engine going, somewhere — like generations of silver hearts they keep the faith of the world and stoke imagination in its continued and splendid rebellion.” Quote from “Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin ©1983
Lots of printmakers are sauntering about Minneapolis / St Paul this week for the Mid America Print Council conference. We welcome these attendees to visit our studio during the conference on Friday this week from 5-8 PM. Studio On Fire is one of the largest and most vibrant commercial letterpress shops in the Midwest. We produce custom letterpress work from designers around the world. Join us during these hours to talk shop, see the presses and ask questions. Sorry, our production schedule will not permit other visiting hours.
Studio On Fire, 1621 East Hennepin Avenue Suite B10, Minneapolis MN 55414
phone 612 379 3000
Note: make sure you map us for EAST Hennepin Ave. – We are on the edge of Northeast, at 16th Ave SE and E. Hennepin. It’s about a 10 minute ride from downtown Minneapolis.
A giant thank you to all the employees, friends and family who helped with our Open Letterpress Studio on Friday last week. Several hundred showed up and helped us crush through hundreds of hot dogs, a couple kegs and a couple liters of Jagermeister. We had a wall of letterpress work up, a couple machines running in the press room, new tee shirts for sale and our “new” press arrived that morning, just in from Germany. Really a good day of letterpress!
The new beast is a very clean 1950’s Swiss-made hand feed platen press called a Gietz – one of three that we know of in the USA. (Please reach out to us if you also have one of these machines, we’d love to talk shop.) We look forward to completing the electric installation (that plug just won’t work) and getting ink on press.
On Friday, April 9th begining at 4 PM we are having an Open Letterpress Studio. Come and visit, get out of the office early, bring a friend for a delicious brew of design and letterpress here at Studio On Fire. If you like grilled butchers shop hot dogs, some local brews and other treats, than this is good way to start your Friday night. See all our letterpress beasts and the now famous wall of beer cans. Our “new” 1950’s Swiss Geitz Platen press is suppose to arrive from Germany just in time for the event. We’ll have lots of letterpress samples to look at and a project on press with a print for you to take away. Plus we will have a new tee shirt for sale. (preview below) Hope to see you there.
We are at:
1621 East Hennepin Avenue #226 Minneapolis MN 55414
Enter the building on 16th Avenue SE and proceed to the second floor.
Call 612 379 3000 if you get turned around.
Drop a comment if you are excited to visit.