Hello, hello! Listen up, you don’t want to miss this one! We’re opening our doors this Friday, October 19th, for a special gallery event to celebrate Salt Lake City’s favorite holiday and the arrival of SLDW 2012. Our first curated show, all letterpress-printed in-house, features a wide variety of our very favorite local and national designers, illustrators, hand-letterers, print-makers and tattooers. Specifically, these guys:
Michael Bergfalk · Sky Bitzer · Travis Bone · Justin Nelson-Carruth · Spencer Charles · Dan Christofferson
Jon Contino · Thy Doan · Tyler James Densley · CJ Fishburn · George Graves · Elenor Heyborne · Gailon Justus
Zach Landrum · Colin Roe Ledbetter · Jake Miller · Gavin Potenza · Carol Sogard · Ben Webster · Keegan Wenkman
Each artist responded to a common theme of THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE. It remains to be seen whether these artists will lean toward philosophical, literal or paranormal interpretations of the theme but one thing is certain: you really should be here in person to find out! So come on down, check out our revamped storefront and partake in a night of pints and prints with The Mandate Press and Cathedral Tattoo Company. Print editions of each piece will be limited to 60 and will go on sale online at 6:00 PM that evening and show attendees can grab one at a discount that night only.
Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
11×17 prints $25 online / $20 at show
8×10 prints $20. online / $15. at show
Taxes are a universal no-fun zone. We can’t think of a single human that rejoices in doing their taxes, save for sadists, and/or masochists, maybe. However, since that inevitable time of the year is here, we’d like to sweeten the deal. From today, April 4th, until the end of the month we’re giving an EXTRA 10% OFF all CUSTOM ORDERS.
Yippie! This is in addition to our regular 10% discount for giving us 2 weeks on your order, so, if you give us the 2 weeks on your custom order + this tax day sale, you’re actually getting 20% off your order! This applies to all custom orders: business cards, wedding invites, note cards, envelopes, you name it.
So, request an estimate today!
*This sale is for custom orders only – it does not apply to our $95 cards.
We’re so excited and honored to have Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press (Portland) stop at The Mandate Press! So here’s the short and the long about Kyle and The Moveable Type Truck: Kyle was a girl who loved two things, letterpress and road trips. So, in 2010, she utilized Kickstarter.com to fund a campaign so that she could launch a moveable letterpress operation, not just the type, but the whole shebang. Kyle got herself a 1982 Chevy step van and converted it into a fully functional letterpress shop. Now she travels the nation bringing the art and function of letterpress to a town near you!
We’re elated to have her park her ride at the shop and you’re all invited! We’re making a print for all of you who show up and crank a press.
When: April 2nd (Monday)
Time: 4pm – 7ish
Where: The Mandate Press 1077 South Main St. SLC, UT 84111
You can also stay current with the happenings of the event by joining our Facebook event.
We hope to see you all here and if you can’t make it to our shop, make sure to check out the rest of the type-truck tour!
Also, if you’re in Utah and you’ve been putting off submitting an application for Craft Lake City, have no fear! Some Craft Lake City peeps will be here too for you to learn more.
*some images courtesy of Kyle Durrie
Just thought we’d throw a post out to the world to show off what we’ve been up to lately. Spring is in the air and I think it’s showing in the jobs we’ve been printing. Color! There’s also been a trend of adventurous edging. A colored edge on your card is a great way to add some effect to a blind impression, especially.