One of my goals for this year is to work on my site more. I want to give it a mini makeover and add more information about my services, an easier to use portfolio and ideally a merchant page to sell the new products I am working hard on. Until then, I am going to try and do more posts about recent projects.
I am so lucky to work with some amazing local clients. If I were to have made a list four years ago of my ideal local customers, I would now be able to check a number of them off the list. It is so rewarding to have businesses who recognize the value of letterpress printing and how it can be an asset rather than just "printing".
One of those businesses is Fino in Fondo, a salumeria started by Carmen Peirano and Eric Ferguson. After they took over Carmen's family restuarant Nick’s Italian Café (which has the most amazing Italian food), they learned the art of salumeria in Italy and opened their tasting room in 2011 (which happens to be a block away from my shop!). Right before the holidays last year they opened up the cutest Italian market, Peirano and Daughters, right next to the restaurant downtown.
Last year Eric asked me to print a series of recipe cards that they include in their "chub club" packages. I loved the idea and their aesthetic goes perfect with letterpress. We have printed the first two cards in the series and I can't wait to see what they have for the next recipe.
When I tell people they should move to McMinnville (you know who you are), these are some of the reasons why. There are truly amazing folks opening businesses that make me never want to leave, and assume that no one else will want to either.