Old-fashioned print shop on wheels visiting Miss Cline Press

MOVEABLE TYPE, a mobile print shop, is stopping by Miss Cline Press tonight (June 16) to demonstrate hand-printing and give tours of their print shop on wheels. The Type Truck will be parked from 5-8 p.m. Thursday night near Miss Cline Press (2370 E Cherry St).

The stop is part of the shop’s national tour. The tour is an attempt by Portland’s Kyle Durrie to combine two passions: printing and road trips. From the Moveable Type website:

Two of my favorite things in the world are printing and road trips. But these two things kept getting in the way of one another in my life; they seemed mutually exclusive. I wanted to figure out a way to do both things at the same time.

The truck is stopping at Miss Cline Press, home of Ana Karina Luna’s presses (see our 2009 profile of Miss Cline Press).

More details on the event, via Facebook:

Join us for an evening of printing to welcome MOVEABLE TYPE on its national tour. First stop in Seattle: Miss Cline Press!

MOVEABLE TYPE is a mobile print shop built into the back of an old delivery truck. The truck is owned by Kyle Durrie, the proprietor of Power and Light Press in Portland, Oregon. Kyle is starting a 9+ month tour across North America. The idea is to combine her two passions of travelling and printing. Now, the truck is ready and the adventure is just beginning. Her first stop in Seattle will be in the heart of Central District at Miss Cline Press shop.

During her trip, Kyle will be visiting schools, art spaces, city parks, music and arts festivals, craft shows, parties, and anywhere else that has an interest in learning about printing the old fashioned way.

Moveable Type will be setting up its mobile print shop outside Miss Cline Press on Thursday, June 16th for an evening of printing demos, studio/truck tours, and tall tales about life on the road. This event is free and open to the public, and participants can expect to get their hands dirty and make a few prints to take home with them.

A priceless opportunity! Hope to see you there.

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