Handmade packaging, music and type. A good day.

On Monday I received my shipment of lovely recycled paper, made from 100% post-consumer waste. On Tuesday some new ink supplies arrived for my printer. Today I put them together to print the packages for the new Earthmass EP.

‘ORMR’ is the new release from Earthmass. It is available digitally but also as an edition of just one-hundred CD’s. I designed the package (using the same custom format I devised for the bands first release; ‘Lunar Dawn: Keep, Relic & Ritual’) and have been printing the first batch today. After some annoying printer issues this morning, they are looking lovely and are ready for trimming and gluing - by hand, of course. I’m not posting any finished ones just yet - that will follow later when I add the work to my portfolio. Here are some sneaky peeks though…

For most of the day I've been listening to 'Confrontations' by Umberto. It is an excellent LP to get things done to. You can have a listen here. My favourite track (at the moment) is 'Initial Revelation.'

In other news, tonight is Maker Wednesday at St. Botolph’s Waiting Room in Colchester. I’m looking forward to an evening of letterpress-based fun and an interesting presentation by Justin from Typoretum. Also, there are brilliant beers at the bar :)

Here’s the event on Facebook.  The St Botolph’s blog post is here.

Maybe I’ll see you there?