Base Press at PhilaMRKT

December, 2018

A very good time was had by all to shepherd in the holiday season the Saturday after Thanksgiving at PhilaMRKT. I was really excited to be included in the really awesome lineup of designers, illustrators and other fine folk. Continue Reading Post

We are pleased to report that two prints from the on-going Rebus Quotes and Other Typographic Explorations project (“This Land is Your Land” and “Bird in Hand”) were each awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the 2018 American Graphic Design Awards Design Competition by GD USA Magazine. Continue Reading Post

The exhibition, Not Just Eye Candy, Design Work by Frank Baseman, opened at Recitation Gallery at the University of Delaware with a lecture and reception at the beginning of September, just in time for the start of the academic year. Both events were very well-attended, and the exhibition continued on display for the month of September. Continue Reading Post

A beautiful day in downtown Lancaster, PA as it turned out to be a glorious sunny day (which is a good thing, as I was fearful of rain; rain and inked paper don’t mix very well!). A good time was had by all at the 2018 Lancaster Letterpress Fair. Continue Reading Post

My very good friend, photographer extraordinaire Sam Fritch, stopped by recently to photograph a little bit of environmental atmosphere in the letterpress studio. Thanks Sammie: always a good time. Enjoy! Continue Reading Post

While doing extensive research for the Rebus Quotes project (still ongoing), of course I came across many nursery rhymes. Initially avoiding them as too obvious a place to start the overall project, I recently decided to embrace them, and print a series of five of my favorites, presented here in what I am calling a “progressive” state. That is to say, to show how each print was built. I quickly photographed each stage of the print, from beginning to end. Continue Reading Post