A couple of years ago we went to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire and I saw a photo of a little kid and his pedal car. I knew I wanted to use it in a design. I had to have it. As far as old photos goes it was a little on the pricey side (about 12$). Knowing that I would use it I was willing to pay a few extra bucks. I didn’t know how, or when I’d use it, but I would– I was inspired. I just felt it was the perfect subject. Just look at this kid, the hat, the overalls and the serious look on his face. So the next time you’re in antique store don’t pass up looking at a stack of old photos, there may be a real gem.
I played around a lot till I found a style that worked. Then I decided to try to carve a linoleum block that could be used on a 13″ x 19″ poster. Once again I’m influenced by Hatch Show Posters. Mine would not be for a show, hence it would be a “No Show Poster”.
Finally had some free time to put ink on the press. This was a perfect job for our Showcard press. To set the mood I was listening to Jimmy Smith, Dave Brubeck and Ben Webster. All together I think I printed about 25 posters. It’s always fun to vary the pressure and ink coverage when you’re hand inking things. Now on to my next project. Don’t know what that is is, but I should run something on the C&P. It’s crying for ink!