Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram will probably be familiar with Jen Wright's letterpress work under the name of Inky Collective, as I share it quite often! Jen has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to enable her to set up a new London based studio, from which she plans to run letterpress workshops - which is a rather exciting prospect!
Jen plans to buy the Vicobold press shown below, which she's been renting since the start of this year, and will run workshops with this alongside a pair of Adana 8 x 5 presses. Her Kickstarter goal is £5,000 which should enable her to do this and get everything set up in time for people to go along and print their own Christmas cards.
There are lots of fab reward options available if you'd like to support the campaign - I've gone for a year of snail mail - a little package of letterpress treats every 3 months for a year - but I'm really tempted by the workshops too. Jen is aiming to be based nice and close to public transport links so people can get to the studio easily.
Jen also writes a brilliant blog which you should pop over and read (if you haven't discovered it already) - no doubt she'll be keeping us up to date with the campaign there. The Kickstarter campaign runs until Sunday 6 September and pledge options start at just £2 so there's something for everyone!
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