live from bklyn

dailey of live from bklyn offers an assortment of hand-printed buildings found in the williamsburg neighborhood of brooklyn, hand-printed type specimens, and other paper goods.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
i've loved graphic design for some time now, but always working on the computer can start to feel a little robotic. i wanted to do something by hand. linoleum and rubber block prints work really well, because with them i can achieve the punchy starkness that i like to have in my work, whilst making something with me own two...

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
oh, just one thing?... be out and about in williamsburg with my wife and daughter.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
actually doing it! i do a lot of client design work (it butters the bread) so unfortunately i skimp on promoting my handmade wares.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
i think it would have to be the "linocut print - orient avenue near cooper park." i think the stripes really sing.

Are you running any specials right now?
the "thinking of u" postcards are 50% off. we have 10 sets of 5 and 10 sets of 10 available at this price. after those have sold, they will go back to regular price.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
for along time i think i thought i was going to be jerry rice (of san francisco 49ers football fame). not that i was going to be like jerry rice, i thought i was actually going to be him.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
of course the shop of my lovely and talented wife — [see an interview with goose grease here - Ed.]
these kids make some fancy paper awesomeness —
and the kelp zipper bag from this seller is a pretty, pretty thing —

What does your future hold?

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