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Our New Home
We've started a new adventure in BERKELEY. We picked ourselves, family and presses, and moved into an old market with attached house. Actually, that makes it sounds easy….first, we spent several years renovating the defunct store and house into something. The process of finding our piece of the pie has been personally rewarding and just crazy town. We are truly happy to open the doors to our evolving studio. Our studio space has doubled and we are excited to get back to work printing but also about the new possibilities. Stay tuned for announcements.

We are also proud to mention that our renovation has received an award from the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Read more about our award and story here (at the bottom of the page).

We've moved to Berkeley!
Renovation in-progress
Our new studio!
Previously on Press

Kavamore Press Lends a Hand
Partnering with Mission Street Food, ShareTable, The Kitchen Sisters, KQED Public Radio and many others, Kavamore Press lends a hand in an event to support the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. The SFMOMA will be hosting "The Making of… A Charitable Food Movement", which looks to generate proceeds for the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. To help accomplish this goal Kavamore Press has donated printing services to produce gift certificates that will be sold at the event and will be on-site at the SFMOMA printing for the day (May 31, 2013).

To participate visit the museum or participate at home on 5/31/13 from 11am to 6pm by purchasing a gift certificate online here. The SFMOMA will be free and open to the public, we hope you will come by to purchase one of these lovely gift certificates(to some of these incredible participating restaurants:

Ame, Atelier Crenn, Bar Tartine, Benu, BiRite Market, Boulevard, Camino, Central Kitchen, Coi, Commis, Commonwealth, Cotogna, Delfina, Flour + Water, Foreign Cinema, Frances, La Cocina, Locanda, Marlowe, Michael Mina, Mission Bowling Club, Mission Chinese Food, Nopa, Park Tavern, Perbacco, Pizzeria Delfina, Prospect, Quince, Rich Table, RN74, Salumeria, Sons & Daughters, State Bird Provisions, St. Vincent, Tacolicious, Tartine Bakery, Wise Sons Deli

Organized by Mission Street Food in conjunction with The Kitchen Sisters, KQED and SFMOMA. For more information about the 2 day schedule of events at the SFMOMA, visit: http://blogs.kqed.org/makingof/

Special thank you to the San Francisco Center for the Book for providing on-site printing for this event!

SFMOMA Making of...
Futurefarmers

Got Dirt?
Kavamore Press is pleased to have been the printer for a truly unique book called Soul/Sole Sermons by Futurefarmers, a San Francisco-based artist collective. This limited edition book features commissioned work from a number of stellar writers and was part of the Guggenheim's Intervals Series. The Sermons were printed in dirt or soot collected in the "6 boroughs of New York City" (as deemed by the artist group) that was ground into a very fine pigment, which our studio was then able to transform into ink for printing the book. Each section of the book show cases color subtleties characteristic of dirt from each specific borough.

Futurefarmers Futurefarmers

The books are available for purchase on the Futurefarmers site or on the Guggenheim's site.


Launch it!
We are pleased to announce the launch of OWN IT, Send it, our first set of correspondence cards with Libby Black. These will be available at the SFMOMA, as part of Stephanie Syjuco's "Shadowshop" in the More Things Will Change exhibition. This temporary store features limited production wares by local artists and offers a sampling of the current art climate in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The exhibition is scheduled to run November 20, 2010 to May 1, 2011. Stop by the SFMOMA to pick up some cards and cruise the wares of our fellow artist friends!

 

See details.

Libby Black cards at SFMOMA
Nathan Lynch Poster

Respect Yourself!
Our latest collaboration with Bay Area artist Nathan Lynch is a poster and t-shirt designed to accompany the display of his vintage helmet collection at The Curiosity Shoppe (the store has since closed).

(photos courtesy of The Curiosity Shop)

Nathan Lynch t-shirt The Curiosity Shoppe
Nathan Lynch handbill

Where is the Hare?
One of our two recent collaborations with Bay Area artist Nathan Lynch, this small handbill publicizes and accompanies his recent installation in the Presidio. Part of the year-long Presidio Habitats project sponsored by the For-Site Foundation, his “Start” and “Finish” lines wait for the once-native black-tailed jackrabbit to return to the Presidio.

Nathan Lynch Presidio  

Kavamore Press is pairing with custom illustrators Stroopwoffle!
The end result is beautiful, tactile letterpressed materials with your likeness. These portraits easily translate into memorable cards or wedding ephemera. Having an engagement party? This makes show-stopping invite imagery. Want to make an impression on a potential client? Why not have a portrait on your business card! The list of possibilities is endless. Visit stroopwoffle.com to view a vast array of portait styles to fit the character you’d like to project. From there, your portrait can easily be added into lots of designs and layouts.

Stroopwoffle and Kavamore Press
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