Earlier this year, Debbie and I were wondering how our company’s benefits could help our local community as well as our employees. It just so happened this conversation took place in our kitchen while I was hungry and Debbie was cookin’ up a homemade meal of organic greens. “Food!” was the only thing I could think of. We laughed and thought, why not have a benefit of organic food? Crazy as it sounded, it made more sense the more we talked about it. We’d be bringing fresh, healthy produce to our employees; helping local farmers who care about their environmental impact; and eating well. Thanks to a very positive reception from our employees (who made this idea happen), we started this program earlier this week. I’ll let Carrie Reagan explain:
It’s 2002 and I’m in the final stretches of finishing my MFA thesis project. Typography is involved, and I have my heart dead set on using . There is just enough of the lead Satanick at Columbia College to set a headline for the broadside, a piece about pepper with Salman Rushdie’s text. I make desperate pleas to buy or borrow the type on various letterpress listservs and receive paternal-not-patronizing replies. If folks had this font, they probably wouldn’t lend it out. And the Smithsonian had the at one time but rumor has it they lent them out and somehow they were lost for good. A big dead end, but fate delivered P22.
Job title: Platemaker
Describe what you do at Boxcar Press in 10 words: making plates for all divisions, keeping track of plating/job inventory. (10 word cheat!)
My super power is: Solving plating questions (E.S.P.)
Hometown: Rochester, NY
This is Alli Bozeman from Bird Dog Press (Lyons, Colorado), wearing one of our Boxcar Press aprons. Bird Dog Press has a great web site and cool blog. Thanks for the pic, Alli!
It’s hard to forget about global warming when it’s record-breaking heat over here in Syracuse, NY. Heck, it was hard to forget about it when it was (our very mild) winter too. So when our new web site launched, we made a commitment to plant a tree for every platemaking order over $100 for all of 2008. At last tally, we’ve planted more than 350 trees via our friends at American Forests. Way to go!