Last Friday my friend Ryan set up a studio visit with Lynda Sherman from Bremelo Press. It was a lovely afternoon and after getting Vietnamese coffee and sandwiches from Saigon Deli, we got to know a little about each other. Lynda apprenticed with Dikko Faust in New York and after moving back to Seattle set up her letterpress shop as Bremelo Press in 2000.
Since then she’s been creating custom work on a 104 year-old Chandler and Price and a Vandercook proof press from the ’60s. Her work is created by using hand set type. This means means that she chooses each letter or design from her big, beautiful collection.
I love this concept (and used it a lot in art school) because there is a finite (although vast) number of pieces from which one can make a whole. It’s like a fabulous puzzle with a huge number of possibilities.
In the last year Lynda has been developing a line of greeting cards full of sweet, funny, wry sayings and beautiful tangy color.
For some of her cards, Lynda hand carves original imagery onto linoblocks which are then printed on 100% cotton paper.