We're pleased to announce that after spending the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 trying to figure out where we wanted to relocate, we've finally committed to a new home base. Come June, we'll be moving into our new space in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District (also conveniently located within the boundaries of the "Warehouse Arts District"). Our new space will serve as our main press facility, where we'll be continuing to churn out customer jobs as well as an assortment of new exclusive paper goods designed by us. We're also working on a couple of other things that we're excited to announce in the near future.
Calusa Press is proud to be featured in the December issue of Bay, a beautiful magazine published by the Tampa Bay Times. The article, written by Mark Howerton, reveals a little of our background and our intentions moving forward. A handful of photos featuring our growing wood and metal type collection are scattered throughout the issue, courtesy of James Borchuck. We're proud to be featured alongside awesome established creative businesses Sarasota Salvage, Paper Street Market, and Mise En Chic. A special thanks to Bay editor Mary Jane Park for acknowledging our craft.
We've been spending a lot of time preparing for 2014, and we're excited to start getting more of our work in front of the public. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday as we look forward to next year.
It's been a hectic few months for us, what with moving all of the press equipment to a new location and staying hard at work on getting the Greenbrier back on the road. We've printed a variety of interesting work, but unfortunately haven't made the time to post it on the site. So here's a post towards correcting that.
Keefe's son, Grayson, turns two next Friday (the 13th)! Keefe wanted to design an invitation with elements that tie into where the party will be held (Boyd Hill Nature Preserve) but also relate to Grayson's likes.
Printed 2/0 on 110# C Pearl Lettra.
We recently acquired a large collection of beautiful movable wood and metal type and we found some time and a project to put them to use. The image gallery above gives you a glimpse into the process. More to come.
It may look rough right now, but we're working hard on our "Official Calusa Press Rolling Press & Print Shop" 1960's Corvair Greenbrier. New paint, new seats, and of course, tricked out with outdated, low-tech, but always awesome tabletop presses. We'll also be selling our own line of paper goods. Expect to see it rolling through St. Pete this fall.
It's been a busy, sweaty summer so far at Calusa Press. We've acquired a few new (to us) items for the shop and continue to push ourselves to try more difficult techniques. We'll be spending much of August preparing and printing designs for a unique-to-St-Pete Ninth North project that Keefe has been (slowly) getting together over the past year. We'll let you know more. Soon.
We're also working on an exclusive Calusa Press line of paper goods, which we hope to make available for purchase in September.
Last but not least, we'll be adding a gallery page to showcase some of our recent projects, updating the F.A.Q. with more information on pricing and ordering, and a more mobile way to show off our goods around town.
Stay cool, friends.