Time for an update
 
Well probably better to apologise as I’m terribly behind schedule. The new zine is mostly printed, I’ve a pack of goodies to mail out to each and everyone of you for being so patient with me. It will go out next week as this week I’ve got the lost trades fair in kyneton which hopefully will earn me enough money to pay the bills and afford the postage! <br><br>I’ve been printing like a demon. Finally set up the drawing board and I’m cutting Lino again. Tonight I’ll print some more cards (I printed a thousand yesterday of various designs.

I’ve had a number of issues which I won’t bore you with over the last few months mostly relating to poverty (not the sort which money can buy but the proper sort that strings you out and causes massive dietary issues)...

Things are finally abating I hope. I’ve built the walls on the studio, I’ve cleaned all the steel out of the back yard. I’ve sorted the presses and I’m back to drawing and printing ( as well as the child minding which I never stopped doing but somehow ended up doing a whole lot more than I’m meant to; it has only just stopped now and that’s since October last year)!
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Subscription to the bi-monthly letterpress printed zine (with a wood engraving or linocut cover). Mailed anywhere in the world and including the letterpress printed thank you note with the first issue. Coming out: Feb, April, June, August, Oct, Dec (mid month).

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$10 or more per month 8 of 35 patrons
I’ll mail to you something that I’ve letterpress printed each month for as long as you subscribe. This may be a linocut, a wood engraving, a small broadsheet, a sheet of stamps (or a first day of issue stamp release) or a card (or even a combination of these things).

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$35 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
In case you want a little of everything, this level is for you! You get a letterpress print every single month (normally a set of stamps, a poster or a broadsheet).

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  • A birthday present treat (I’ll need your date of birth)
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  • An opportunity to suggest a poster theme, text or image.
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The Printmakers Club Membership
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
This is a special reward, different from the rest in that you will be able to come and attend a 2 day workshop twice a year at the HipCat Printery. I will teach you to print on a press of your choosing (flatbed or platen), you could choose to learn handsetting, wood engraving, etching and or lino cut.

I will also assist you with a project such as a poster or artist book or whatever you envision. Think of this as a chance to work with and learn from a master printer in an environment which is enviable.

Once you have done a workshop with me then you will be able to come and use the workshop for the very modest fee of $10 per hour.

This reward is designed for practicing artists, graphic designers or those who would like to get their hands inky.

I am located in Central Victoria, Australia. This reward is primarily suitable for people who are located in Australia but I would be very happy to pick you up and drop you off at the airport; and I welcome anyone from anywhere.

Travel to and from the printery is your responsibility; accommodation may be available at minimal or no extra cost. Happy to make you a meal for the first night (I’m vegetarian).

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  • A birthday present treat (I’ll need your date of birth) for the duration of your membership.
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The Bibliophiles Club Membership
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
A small stack of Victorian era styled letterpress printed calling cards or a pack of Ex Libris cards for your books (customised to your name and interests so we will need to chat about the design which suits you and your library). 50 in a single color every two months, or 50 in two colors every fourth month.

You will also receive the Bi Monthly Poster Club membership, the zine supporter benefits and access to all digital content. At the end of the year you will receive a small Christmas present from me (Most likely an assortment of ex libris plates and printed ephemera from the years work).

You will also receive:
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  • A birthday present treat (I’ll need your date of birth)
  • Pin Collectors Monthly Treat Membership
The Private Press Membership
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A customised letterpress printed thank you note mailed to you with your first artists book! Inclusion of your name in the thank you section of the prospectus and or in the colophon of the artists books produced during your subscription.

Every December you will be able to choose a single copy of one of the artist books editioned during the year (normally no less than 2 options will be available to you per year).

These books are held in major collections within Australia such as the Australia National Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW, National Library of Australia, State library of Queensland, State Library of Victoria. If you are a lover of private press books then this is the subscription for you.

Due to the high cost of producing these books in time and materials, subscribers must be onboard by Sept of the year to receive the option of choosing a book in December. A prospectus for each book produced will be emailed to you.
I will also print you a pack of Ex Libris cards for your library (customised to your name and interests; so we will need to chat about the design which suits you and your library). 70 in a single color each year or 35 in two colors each year.
You will also receive:
  • HipCat! Zine Supporter Membership
  • Pin Collectors Monthly Treat Membership
  • Bi Monthly Poster Club Membership
  • At the end of the year you will receive a small Christmas present from me as a thank you for your support (this will most likely be an assortment of ex libris plates and or printed ephemera from the years work as well as a thank you note).
  • Access to all digital content.
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