Friday, October 23, 2009

Kool Kidz

Last night's inaugural School of Thought event at The Beaumont was heaps of fun! It was a great turn-out with about 80 of the coolest cool kids showing up to join in the fun.

There were 3 blocks of 4 regular curriculum classes throughout the night including: graffiti stenciling, photography lighting, enlightened finance and old skool letterpress printing. And the fun even continued at recess with a couple quick wine purchasing and sorbet making demos in the breezway.

Kind of like shop and art combined into one, letterpress was definitely popular with the crowd. Only scheduled for 3 blocks, I ended up doing a 4th late-night class by popular demand, squeezing in as many people as we could into the little Modus Paperie & Press studio. I'm a little hoarse today but it was great fun being on the faculty and having the opportunity to introduce so many enthusiastic people to the art of letterpress. If you were there, it was great meeting you – and gold stars all around!

This event will be held every Thursday for the next 7 weeks. Next week all the classes will be different so if it's letterpress you're interested in, it'll likely be included again in the November 5th curriculum. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Get a Grip

Check out these little beauties from Mayfair Lane. Clips that grip to surfaces where magnets don't: stainless steel, whiteboard, glass, mirror. And there's a patchwork of lively designs to choose from.

Photo: Mayfair Lane

Saturday, October 17, 2009

School of Thought

The Beaumont Studios presents School of Thought, a night of practical and fun classes with over 20 teachers and 30 subjects. The event will be held for 8 consecutive Thursdays beginning this Thursday October 22nd.

Each week there will be at least five classes to choose from. All classes will be 30 min long. You can drop in and out of class throughout the night, or skip class all together to hang out in "homeroom" (AKA: the bar). After the last class, "show-and-tell" will begin at 11PM.

This is a great way to meet new people and learn a new thing or two.

Subjects for Thursday, October 22nd include:

• Financial Warrior (Mac Daddy)
• Photography Lighting (Wayne Webb)
• Letterpress Printing at Modus Paperie & Press (Manna Wescott)
• Stenciling Graffiti (Charmaine and Steve)
• Culinary Arts (Sean Burrows)

The premier night is filling up quickly so please confirm your attendance asap!

WHERE: The Beaumont Studios
ADDRESS: 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
DATE: 8 Thursdays beginning October 22nd
TIME: 8PM - Midnight
COST: $5 per class (you must register for a minimum of 1 class)
RSVP: Jude Kusnierz

Friday, October 16, 2009

Portobello West

Once again, Modus Paperie & Press is pleased to announce our participation in another local show. Portobello West Fashion + Art Market is one of the most prolific art markets in Vancouver. Inspired by the famous artisan markets of Europe, Portobello West brings together Vancouver’s talented artists and designers in an eclectic and often surprising mix. Come down and meet the designers, hear their stories and take home truly original pieces.

Since the November 28/29 show will be our first event of the year, we'll be celebrating the launch of our 2009 holiday line with a free gift with purchase for the first 50 customers! But don't worry, if you're not quite ready to face Christmas until December, we'll also be there on December 12/13, and if you quote the secret password "sunday morning" we'll have a free gift with purchase for you too. (Sorry, only while quantities last.)

LOCATION: Rocky Mountaineer Station
ADDRESS: 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver, BC
DATE: November 28/29 & December 12/13
TIME: Noon to 6PM
WEBSITE: click here

Video: Portobello West

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Now That's Dedication!

Chronicle Books is by far my favourite publisher and this is just one of the many reasons why I subscribe to their newsletter. They had my full attention with the subject line, Explore the world of Pictorial Webster's, but it didn't take long before I was completely captivated by this video. What a fabulous little short. Bravo to John Carrera for his dedication and to Chronicle Books for championing the fruits of his labour.

Video: John Carrera

Friday, October 2, 2009

We're live!

In effort to honour our 2009 marketing plan, we're happy to flip the switch on the new Modus Paperie & Press website! Please take a browse to check out our latest letterpress work and discover the full complement of services we offer.