I believe that our worlds become better places to live in when we surround ourselves with those we can love, respect and learn from. I've been touched in some way by the lives and work of these individuals, and I encourage everyone to appreciate and support their work.
This is a running list that is updated frequently:
My wife and a creative force in my life
John Phillips / Phillips Forged
A talented knife maker. Keeps it raw and refined at the same time.
BJ Alumbaugh / Cryptic Press
An old friend with whom I have spent many hours in a letterpress shop
Kevin Bradley / Church of Type
A master of typography, letterpress printing and wit; a mentor to me
Julie Belcher / Pioneer House
A creative genius with a keen eye for style, a gilded ear for music and a sense of adventure
Bryan Baker / Striped Light
A prolific, productive printer and educator with endless enthusiasm and a golden heart.
It was a joy to witness his creative process firsthand at Mountain Hardwear.
Hunt Clark & Deborah McClary
A creative couple living a simple and passionate life in rural Tennessee
Sonnenzimmer / Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Power couple fighting the good fight one print after another
A true design thinker, adventurer and advocate for good