Posted by: jacksoncreek | February 24, 2008

End of February Round-Up

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of February. Wow, though it’s been a long, long, very long winter,
spring is on the way.

It’s been a very active winter in the shop, and for a lack of posting, i will give you a window into my activity with a series of pics attached below.

Current work involves a piece of the 30th Wayzgoose Anthology which we are participating in. Pics of that will be posted mid-march, on completion.

Some posters are below – which have been getting some attention on line at the store.
So far, jackson creek prints/posters have shipped all over Canada, the U.S. and to locations in the U.K. and Australia. Thanks to everyone for their support. Keep an eye on us, as we’ve got a lot more up our sleeve.

more in a couple weeks…i promise.
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Posted by: jacksoncreek | December 30, 2007

Pineapple 4 colour reduction print

This was just finished last night, as i laid down the dark green.
Underneath, was 3 other passes through the press with an overall old-yellow,
light green and a reddish brown after that. Woo, that’s a lot of ink.

I think this print has a deep south, tropical sort of feel to it.

Pineapple means welcome.

This was printed in an editon of approx 30 and will be available to purchase at shows
and on line at the store once it’s had a couple of weeks to dry up.


Posted by: jacksoncreek | December 30, 2007

The Weather Station – 3 colour poster with reduction print

Recently finished poster for Toronto band The Weather Station – features 3 colour reduction print from custom carved lino block. Overall size was 13 x 19 on light blue recycled stock, in two blues and opaque white. Handset wood and lead type at left.


Posted by: jacksoncreek | December 9, 2007

Best of the Year – Music

2007 went by in the blink of an eye – and while the music “industry” struggles with 20 percent declines, the music which was released was some of the best ever. Bands i saw this year included The New Pornographers, The Shins, Weird Weather, Viva Voce, Carolyn Mark, Geoff Berner and Hush Money. All were worth the price of admission. I hope to get out to more shows in the coming year.

So, discs of the year in no particular order are:

M.I.A. – Kala – with special attention to the track Paper Planes
MIA proved, with Kala that the attention she received with her debut – Arular was more than deserved.

Radiohead – In Rainbows – Awesome from opening distortion to ending droll piano. Infused with orchestral body, jazzy washes and a warm sound indicating a band still in their prime.

Great Lake Swimmers – Ongiara – lush and beautiful

Shout Out Louds – Our Ill Wills – sweet candy pop

Jens Lekmen – Night Falls Over Kortedala

The White Stripes – Icky Thump – lots of guitars and love

Weird Weather – lovely, melancholy and sweet

The Coral – Roots and Echos – this Brit band continues to inspire with sweet melodies and vocal harmonies that inspire me

Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger – he’s a master and songs like Two prove it over and over again

Wilco – Sky Blue Sky – easily the best American album of the year

The New Pornographers – Challengers – varied and sweet pop confections fill up this maturing release

Posted by: jacksoncreek | December 9, 2007

Pre-Christmas hangover

It’s been a busy few weeks here as work was completed
and trips were made, and shows were attended.

On the 2nd of December, we showed our work and sold
at the OCAD BookArts Fair in Toronto. While the weather
was certainly not on our side, we perservered and
gladly shared the day with all our friends. We made some
new ones and sold some of our loot too!

It was nice to see Akemi and Ken fro Kozo Studio, Michelle and George Walker
and Justin who made the awesome Poster for the event (pic in previous post).
Brad and I look forward to next year, but before that we have lots to work out
in anticipation of the 30th Wayzgoose in Grimsby late April, 2008.

Also, yesterday was the last Focus Fair of the year, and it was a success, with 8 vendors taking part, and Nicole and Julia leading the way. Thanks for all that you’ve done over the past year.
In 2008, things look to be expanding with Focus Fair being run by committee. I look forward to being included in the planning and seeing the growth in the Fair that we all now is possible.

Lastly, i’ve just finished a interesting show poster for Toronto band – The Weather Station. It features a large 3 colour reduction print in opaqe white and two blues. I will post pics this week once i’ve got a nice shot.

Have a good week.


Posted by: jacksoncreek | November 18, 2007

Posting to the store – 22 items and counting

We’ve been busy posting items to the on-line store

Posted by: jacksoncreek | November 18, 2007

OCAD Small Press Bookfair

Please come out and see us at the Ontario College of Art – Small Press Bookfair.
It’s on Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 in the great hall. Times are from 10am to 5pm.

Brad and I will both be there and we’d love to chat and show you some
of the things we’ve been up to.


Also, we have a print, which is included in a collection of contemporary Canadian prints
put together by Akemi Nishidera. The hand-bound volumes, each with original prints will
be available at the Book Fair on the 2nd. See an image of our print below. See you there!


Posted by: jacksoncreek | November 5, 2007

Christmas card and other cool stuff

Good news, the 2007 edition of the Jackson Creek Christmas card is printed
and available for sale at the store.

It features a mosaic of small 18pt ornaments, printed in two colours on
cream, felt textured card stock. They are only available in a 5 pack, with
matching green envelopes.

Also available in the store are a couple recent posters to come off
the press. Brad’s got a cool poster, featuring wood and lead type,
and a distressed wood background.

The other is a showposter for a concert from last month. It features
a hand-carved bird, printed with a gradient. Also shows some lovely
hand-set wood and lead type.

Pics below.


Posted by: jacksoncreek | October 15, 2007

Some new things

It’s been a busy few weeks around here, what with the Folk Festival, the Open Studio weekend
and the Arts Week streetfest. Now, work has begun on a 07 Christmas card. I hope to have it printed and ready for sale in the next few weeks. Watch for it at the Focus Fair shows in November and December, as well as at the Ontario College of Art – Book/Small Press Fair on December 2nd in Toronto.

For now, here are a couple new things we’ve created. The Vote poster was imagined, written and designed by Brad (he also printed it). It’s printed in two colours on lovely pale green recycled card stock.

The print, Fireflower is a 3 colour reduction print from a carved lino-block – in an edition of 25 signed pieces.

Note – you can now purchase many of the fine letterpress things we create directly
from our Etsy store – Really Good Things Etc.

check it out here.


Posted by: jacksoncreek | October 15, 2007

Weird Weather – CD Package and poster

We are honoured to have worked with local rock band Weird Weather.
Last week, the band launched their new E.P. of original music,
and the packaging for the disc was original letterpress created and designed by

We worked with Nick Ferrio of the band, presenting him with ideas,
and then put them to press. We are very pleased with the end result, shown below.

Also, we created a limited run of authentic letterpress posters for the
launch party. All signed and numbered for the music collector.

Thanks to Nick, Mike and Ryan for a chance at this collaborative

Check the bands music out, it’s really great.
I liken it to Neil Young meets The Jayhawks – and Nick’s voice is something special.



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