Monday, April 15, 2013

site: lab workflow

I've mentioned the Grand Rapids arts group SiTE: LAB many times on this blog before.  They are, bar none, one of the best things to happen in this town in the last several years.  Last weekend they held a letterpress-focused event/exhibit called Workflow at the old Grand Rapids Public Museum, and it was, of course, amazing.  I took these photos with my fancy new phone--most of them while holding a large handbag and a cup of beer, too, so they didn't all turn out so well.  But they give you a flavor of the event.

On a related note, I am now on Instagram.  You can follow me there (my profile is here, smallearthvintage).  I'm trying to find interesting people to follow there, and if anyone can give me tips on how to do that, please leave a comment.  I've found that doing searches for tags sometimes works, but more often just turns up pages of pouty-faced "selfies" (ugh, I hate that term).

And finally: if you have sensitivity to salty language, proceed with caution, because some of the following images feature it.

There were also cool items from the museum's archives, including this display of various styles of furniture hardware.

And this McKinley chair--so named because one was owned by President McKinley--which was designed by David Wolcott Kendall for Grand Rapids' Phoenix Furniture Company in 1894.



  1. What a great idea for an exhibition. I love how there is always something super interesting going on at your city's museum.

  2. Yay for new phone and Instram'ness (which I'm not sure is actually a word but I'm going with it!). :)

    Looks like a great exhibtion. I'm quite loving the "Wear the old coat. Buy the new book" poster.


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