Friday, August 23, 2013

The Letterpress Lab 101 Class is on sale!

We are so thrilled to be offering this class in our Sheridan, Indiana studio. It is geared toward the beginner who wants to learn more about letterpress printing. We will have demonstrations of our larger presses and each participant will be able to select from 1 of 4 projects that they will get to print on our table top press. Students will learn about different types of presses, inks, papers and printing terms. This is meant to be educational and fun.

The class will be held on Sunday, October 6, from 1-4 pm. The price includes all the project materials. Drinks and snacks will be served. We are keeping the class size small, only 4 students, adults only please. So if you want to come hang out and talk shop, you need to act quickly.

Please contact me with any questions.

I hope to see you here!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Martha Stewart American Made

Okay, I've done it. I threw my hat in the ring to win the Martha Stewart American Made 2013 competition. My profile is now up and the voting begins on August 26th. I could win $10,000 and I have my eye on some sweet letterpress equipment to help round out my studio. Please support an American hand made artist and click this link to view my profile and while you're there check out all the amazing artists.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Global Talent Search

This could be a great opportunity for aspiring artists. Lilla Rogers is conducting a global talent search. It's not just a portfolio review, but a competition to show your talent and how well you work based on the direction given in an assignment. There are a great panel of judges from Anthropologie to Chronicle. The winner will be represented by Lilla Rogers Studio for 2 years internationally. Here is the link to get the full story. You can't win if you don't play :-) If nothing else, it will be a great learning experience.

Good luck,

Monday, May 13, 2013

What I did on my spring break

While on spring break with my family in Cape San Blas Florida, we took a little side trip to the Panama City Publishing Museum in historic St. Andrews, Florida. This small museum was once a thriving print shop that printed the area newspapers. We had a great time learning about the history of the town and the original owners of the business. They had some great presses and a beast of a linotype. To learn more stop by this web site.

Here are a few photos I snapped during our tour.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Jilly Jack Designs at Restyled Barn Sale

We are so thrilled to be selling our letterpress paper goods at the upcoming Restyled Barn Sale. The sale is hosted by the lovely ladies of Restyled, a fabulous local retailer featuring painted furniture, vintage home decor and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.

There will be 20 plus juried vendors featuring one-of-a-kind hand made items including: hand-painted furniture, Chalk Paint, repurposed home decor, salvaged architecture, fine art, antiques, jewelry, garden decor and  me with my letterpress printed paper goods.

I'm planing to have my new little tabletop press there for some make and take demonstrations.

Preview Night is Thursday, June 13, 5-8 pm. Your $10 admission gets you first dips on merchandise as well as a live band with great wine and cheese. Preview tickets may be purchased online. Limited quantities are available, so hurry over to to get yours!

Friday, June 14 hours are 9 am - 3 pm
Saturday, June 15 hours are 9 am - 2 pm

Parking is FREE.

The event is located at 4321 W. 166th St, Westfield, Indiana which nestled between rustic barns and pastures not far from the Jilly Jack Designs studio. 

If you have any questions please contact Restyled by going to their web site above or by phone: 317.564.8001.

I hope to see you there!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Jilly Jack Designs has been blogged about!

I'm the featured artist today on the A fresh Bunch blog. Hop on over to see what I've been up to this past year. They are great to work with and super supportive. A wonderful "bunch" of creative folks!

Have a great weekend!

Take care,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jilly Jack Designs Owl Letterpress Poster on Etsy

Stop by Jilly Jack Designs' Etsy shop to check out latest art print hot off the press! I am still in love with owls, sorry folks, but I am. This charming print is 12 x18 and would look lovely in a nursery or an any wall in your home frankly. It was fun to make, I hope you love it as much as I do.

Take care,

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jilly Jack bicycle coasters now on etsy

Jilly Jack Designs has recently opened up an etsy shop. We will be selling our popular letterpress bicycle coasters along with other coaster offerings, letterpress stationery, posters and custom paper goods. Please stop by our shop and browse a bit.

Take care,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jilly Jack Designs' New Printing Press

Jilly Jack Designs newest press: Vandercook Universal I

We are so excited to add this Vandercook Universal I cylinder press to our new studio! We can't wait to share some of the new creations rolling off this press. With this addition we will be printing larger pieces, including art prints and posters. Stay tuned for future posts on projects and the unveiling of our Etsy site.

Take care!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Jilly Jack Designs has a new type crush!

This lovely is Mandevilla created by Laura Worthington. It has a casual, yet special feel with its rounded edges and flowing ascenders and descenders. You can read more about this new typeface at

Take care!


Monday, January 14, 2013

Jilly Jack Valentine's Day Card on

Our Jilly Jack Designs Valentine's Day card for A Fresh Bunch is up on It's a great one to send family members. It was super fun to create, we hope you like it.

Take care,

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