Jessica Spring of Springtide Press

Through Mar 20, 2014

D3_letterpressclass_WEBDoor No. 3 Print & Book Art Studio warmly welcomes Jessica Spring for an exhibition of original prints along with a hands-on ‘Daredevil Letterpress Valentine’s’ workshop. Jessica Spring is the proprietor of Springtide Press ( in Tacoma, WA where she designs, prints, and binds artist books, broadsides and ephemera — incorporating handmade paper and letterpress printing. This (formerly) cutting edge technology requires lots of lead type, heavy presses, and heaps of patience. Spring is a collaborator in the ongoing Dead Feminists series and teaches book arts and typography at Pacific Lutheran University.

Spring will be showing her Volume 5: Po-St series, with prints incorporating letterpress and collage. Born out of wandering through Volume 5 of The Golden Book Illustrated Dictionary, Jessica’s “wandering” is today’s equivalent to browsing the internet while strolling down memory lane. Her illustrations and words delight in their obsoleteness. Each print incorporates collaged elements from the actual dictionary with ephemera, wood & metal type, and one sentence including the phonetic spelling of the chosen word. These playful exquisite prints will be on view at an open house dinner reception at Door No. 3 on Saturday, January 18 from 5 – 7pm.

On Sunday, Jan 19, 10am-4pm, Jessica teaches the one-day “Daredevil Letter Press Valentine’s Workshop.” See the calendar listing on page ? for additional details.

DATE:   Exhibit runs through March 20; LOCATION: Door No. 3, Room 3 at the Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp, WA. CONTACT:, 509.997.2044