The 7″ is complete

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After a few weeks, we have finally completed our first print of 1,000 jackets for the 7″ split by Mad Anthony and the Yellow Belts.  This was a fun adventure that allowed us to get to know the press, tweak our design and layout skills, and, of course, practice printing.  I’ve included a close up of the front cover art – type and an original linoleum cut by Karen “momma” Weber.  It is an image of a bear playing; roughly based on a picture of a bear in a stream catching fish.  The cover was inspired by classic punk rock designs and the back cover is a very simple layout.  We wanted to let the type speak for itself and we didn’t want the back to distract from the design on the front cover.

We decided to have fun with the ink and paper by printing on a variety of colors – white, black, brown, light pink, red, festive red (pink under tone), orange, yellow, kelly green, light blue, and blue-blue.   Most of the printing was with black ink, but on some colors, especially the yellow, we added red and purple to make a maroon color.   It is a great contrast to the yellow.

If you are interested in learning more about the music – check out Mad Anthony and the Yellow Belts online or try to make one of the release shows – Friday, August 26 at The Green Lantern in Lexington, KY or Saturday, August 27 at The Historic Southgate House in Newport, KY.