The Firecracker Press opened shop in February of 2002 as St. Louis, Missouri’s only graphic design studio and letterpress printshop. We combine antique printing technology with new thinking to design and produce objects that people enjoy seeing and feeling. We use computer design software to conceive ideas but still carve woodblocks and print by hand to produce event posters, business cards, party invitations, advertising and more.
A few iPhone photos from my trip to the Jewel Box in Forest Park today. Sadly, the Jewel Box itself was closed for a special event, but the grounds were quite lovely on their own.
The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.
Photo: Stephen Rudy - National Park Service
David Chipperfield’s addition to the St. Louis Art Museum is scheduled to open in June. The design is intended to be a contemporary complement to Cass Gilbert’s 1904 main building and will increase gallery space by 30%. Galleries in the addition will be lit by skylights set in polished concrete.