This past Saturday, we spent the afternoon at Angela Liguori's lovely studio. As a lover of letterpress, she kindly invited Smudge Ink to run a printing demo for people to come see and learn about the craft. Angela does not need much introduction as she is well known as THE source for the prettiest ribbons to grace a package. It was a delight to be surrounded by her custom ribbons and wares—the smallest details perfectly arranged, of course.
The day was a wonderful opportunity to educate letterpress enthusiasts as well as connect with the design and printing community in Boston. Margaret's demo was quite the hit, and most everyone left with a postcard which they had printed themselves. Albertine Press, Robinson Press, and Pressbound were also showcasing their beautiful work (see their cards below in same order) and lending their expertise.
I especially enjoyed chatting with Angela and hearing about how Studio Carta came into being. I learned about how she got her start in making marbled paper and left Italy to study at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. One of her studio walls is lined entirely with her handbound books, which both Margaret and I poured over in amazement. Thank you, Angela, for being such a welcoming host and inspiring artist.