Pickwick Independent Press

Pickwick Independent Press Pickwick Independent Press is a community print shop located in downtown Portland, Maine. Community Printshop!
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As the official #Pride month winds down, our #PickwickCalendar by alum @stroobi reminds us that we’re QUEER ALL YEAR! Th...
06/28/2021

As the official #Pride month winds down, our #PickwickCalendar by alum @stroobi reminds us that we’re QUEER ALL YEAR!
Thank you everyone for supporting us, all of our members and the rest of our beautiful community year round with your purchases, your recommendations, your spirit, and your love in all its forms.
Our calendar resource this month from stroobi is www.glaad.org/resourcelist

Please also check out our good pals @portlandoutright who made a rad scavenger hunt focusing on queer and trans organizing in our fair city- and today is the last day to do it! Info on their account and website.

As the official #Pride month winds down, our #PickwickCalendar by alum @stroobi reminds us that we’re QUEER ALL YEAR!
Thank you everyone for supporting us, all of our members and the rest of our beautiful community year round with your purchases, your recommendations, your spirit, and your love in all its forms.
Our calendar resource this month from stroobi is www.glaad.org/resourcelist

Please also check out our good pals @portlandoutright who made a rad scavenger hunt focusing on queer and trans organizing in our fair city- and today is the last day to do it! Info on their account and website.

We choose to celebrate our community by supporting our community. Gratitude to our Pickwick members for brainstorming th...
06/21/2021

We choose to celebrate our community by supporting our community. Gratitude to our Pickwick members for brainstorming this month’s window statements!

#BlackLivesMatter #QueerLiberationNotGentrification #PortlandNeedsHomesNotHotels #PortlandMaine #Pride

[image id: big windows above a brick wall. on has poster that says “Black Lives Matter.” the next says “Pickwick Independent Press” with a rainbow flag behind it. the next, in Riso-printed letter, reads “Queer liberation not gentrification.” And the last window, again in big Riso-printed letters, reads “Portland needs homes not hotels.”]

We choose to celebrate our community by supporting our community. Gratitude to our Pickwick members for brainstorming this month’s window statements!

#BlackLivesMatter #QueerLiberationNotGentrification #PortlandNeedsHomesNotHotels #PortlandMaine #Pride

[image id: big windows above a brick wall. on has poster that says “Black Lives Matter.” the next says “Pickwick Independent Press” with a rainbow flag behind it. the next, in Riso-printed letter, reads “Queer liberation not gentrification.” And the last window, again in big Riso-printed letters, reads “Portland needs homes not hotels.”]

06/20/2021

look at this dappled sun situation! come say hi at @congresssquare today, 11am-3pm! giant ✏️! letterpress puns! retro clocks! ALL MADE FROM INK AND PAPER!

#prints #PickwickIndependentPress #CongressSquarePark #Pickwick2Go #Novelties

[image id: video showing a pop-up cart in dappled sun light full of very bright prints!]

Everyone has something to say and we just made it easier for you in printed form. Introducing our “Microcommissions!” - ...
06/14/2021

Everyone has something to say and we just made it easier for you in printed form. Introducing our “Microcommissions!” - a simple way to order 25 cards that can say whatever simple phrase you want them to. They are single color, and while we provide a “flavor palette” to choose from, overall design is in our capable hands. Link 👆where links usually are to get started ordering!

#Letterpress #YourPhraseHere #HandPrintedCards #Microcommissions #PickwickIndependentPress #SupportArtists

[Image ID: first slide - a folded letterpress printed card reads “Your super awesome phrase here” in various typefaces and red ink. second slide - a letterpress printed orange card with rounded corners reads “Waking up with dishes in the sink is bullsh*t!” in various typefaces and red ink. third slide - a white letterpress printed card with green ink and various typefaces and ornamentation reads “Just a little reminder that my birthday is coming up!”]

Find us tomorrow at the farmer’s market in Payson Park to peep our brand new Special Edition: Novelties #Pickwick2Go car...
06/12/2021

Find us tomorrow at the farmer’s market in Payson Park to peep our brand new Special Edition: Novelties #Pickwick2Go cart! No spoiler alerts yet and nope, we won’t be selling these goodies online anytime soon- you’ll need to come see us, live and in person!

#Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop

{image ID: a yellow drawing of our mobile pop up cart on a blue background with the word: “Novelties!” in hot pink and the text: Pickwick 2 go special edition: find us out & about this summer to grab a variety of fun & exclusive prints our members have been making under this theme. available only on our mobile pop-up shop!”}

This round of Novelties made by: @presstoprints @rachadilla @wingedprints @16counties_makes @childish.books @hannahhermesmakesthings #CrystalCawley

Find us tomorrow at the farmer’s market in Payson Park to peep our brand new Special Edition: Novelties #Pickwick2Go cart! No spoiler alerts yet and nope, we won’t be selling these goodies online anytime soon- you’ll need to come see us, live and in person!

#Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop

{image ID: a yellow drawing of our mobile pop up cart on a blue background with the word: “Novelties!” in hot pink and the text: Pickwick 2 go special edition: find us out & about this summer to grab a variety of fun & exclusive prints our members have been making under this theme. available only on our mobile pop-up shop!”}

This round of Novelties made by: @presstoprints @rachadilla @wingedprints @16counties_makes @childish.books @hannahhermesmakesthings #CrystalCawley

06/06/2021

Fact: 96% of our membership loves an #AirDancer . 🤷‍♀️ And now, thanks to a workshop with @kellianderson and @the__arm we have this #RisoAnimation to lovingly tease the other 4%.

{ID: gif of an inflated waving hot pink air dancer at @congresssquare park at the #PickwickPrintFair2019}

It may be the last day of May, but this month’s calendar print by @wingedprints is true every day of every month of ever...
06/01/2021

It may be the last day of May, but this month’s calendar print by @wingedprints is true every day of every month of every year. Each artist for the calendar this year included some resources connected to their print - @wingedprints mentioned @mpjinstitute, Trans Day of Resilience, and linked to powerful information from the @translawcenter that you can find in our bio.

[Image ID: A calendar page, with May and the days printed at the top, and the bottom three quarters is a red woodcut print of a fist holding a rose with the text on top reading “Celebrate and Stand Up for Black Transgender Women”]

It may be the last day of May, but this month’s calendar print by @wingedprints is true every day of every month of every year. Each artist for the calendar this year included some resources connected to their print - @wingedprints mentioned @mpjinstitute, Trans Day of Resilience, and linked to powerful information from the @translawcenter that you can find in our bio.

[Image ID: A calendar page, with May and the days printed at the top, and the bottom three quarters is a red woodcut print of a fist holding a rose with the text on top reading “Celebrate and Stand Up for Black Transgender Women”]

come say hi! we’re at @congresssquare with out pickwick 2 go cart today from 11am-3pm. lots o’ printed goodies! (also ic...
05/23/2021

come say hi! we’re at @congresssquare with out pickwick 2 go cart today from 11am-3pm. lots o’ printed goodies! (also iced coffee deliveries are welcome.)

#Pickwick #PrintsForSale #PortlandMaine #CongressSquarePark

[image description: pilar, wearing a striped jumpsuit, stands in front of the pickwick cart displaying all sorts of printed matter beneath a blue umbrella.]

come say hi! we’re at @congresssquare with out pickwick 2 go cart today from 11am-3pm. lots o’ printed goodies! (also iced coffee deliveries are welcome.)

#Pickwick #PrintsForSale #PortlandMaine #CongressSquarePark

[image description: pilar, wearing a striped jumpsuit, stands in front of the pickwick cart displaying all sorts of printed matter beneath a blue umbrella.]

🚨Corner Store new item alert!🚨 wow our members make the best stuff.Slide 1: A page from a riso-printed book titled “ZINE...
05/17/2021

🚨Corner Store new item alert!🚨 wow our members make the best stuff.

Slide 1: A page from a riso-printed book titled “ZINES! ZINES! ZINES! (for kids)” which is pretty self explanatory to what it is about. by @childish.books and Margot Terc!

Slide 2: An orange hanky with a tangle design hanging on an orange wall - yes indeed @presstoprints has refreshed the hanky stock. 👃🏼 rejoice!

Slide 3: A pink paper napkin that is letterpress printed in silver ink with “Oh, for f**k’s sake” by Crystal Cawley. Excellent talking point for the social awkwardness sure to ensue as we slowly begin safely hanging out again.

Slide 4: A new color ways of a @corneliawalworth original - this time with a bright orange hat, a blue face, and a hot yellow background.

Buy art from the artists who make it! Everything is available via the link in our bio.

Also! We will be at @congresssquare this Sunday from 11am-3pm with our pop-up Pickwick 2 Go cart so you might see some of these items in person. 💖

#PrintsForSale #Letterpress #Riso #Screenprint #Zines #Hankies #PickwickIndependentPress #PortlandMaine #BuyArt #SupportArtists

QUICK! Only a few days left to go see #Gargantuan&Lillipution @covestreetarts curated by @wolfeprints ...#Printmaking #P...
05/13/2021

QUICK! Only a few days left to go see #Gargantuan&Lillipution @covestreetarts curated by @wolfeprints
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#Printmaking
#PrintmakingIsTheBestMaking
#ReliefPrintmaking #IntaglioPrintmaking #Screenprinting #Letterpress
#PrintedObjects #Printstallation #PortlandMaine #MainePrintmaking #InternationalPrintmaking

Just doing a little organizing of our #PrintersWithoutMargins postcards this morning! 😍#Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop ...
04/29/2021

Just doing a little organizing of our #PrintersWithoutMargins postcards this morning! 😍

#Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop #LetterpressPrinting #PostCards #MainePrintmakers
#PickwickIndependentPress

Image Description: Open flat files drawer with dozens of Postcard stacks on different colors of papers with a variety of phrases like: make the earth cool again” support HR40” Abolish Ice” and “Stand up for trans folks” among others.

Just doing a little organizing of our #PrintersWithoutMargins postcards this morning! 😍

#Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop #LetterpressPrinting #PostCards #MainePrintmakers
#PickwickIndependentPress

Image Description: Open flat files drawer with dozens of Postcard stacks on different colors of papers with a variety of phrases like: make the earth cool again” support HR40” Abolish Ice” and “Stand up for trans folks” among others.

These blocks are from the last 2019(?) @rwsartstudios #SteamySummerPrintJam  when we took the opportunity to create some...
04/13/2021

These blocks are from the last 2019(?) @rwsartstudios #SteamySummerPrintJam when we took the opportunity to create some large type with words by member @radicalemprints at the center. These blocks in consistent view at the studio are a good reminder that this phrase rings true every minute of every day. Thank you to all the printers who fill our walls with great work!

#BlackLivesMatter
#CommunityPrintShop
#ReliefPrintmaking
#SteamRollerPrints

Image description:
Wood blocks with hand carved text reading “rage is tinder hope is fuel” leaning up against a table in the studio. Prints and tchotchkes on the table and in the background.

These blocks are from the last 2019(?) @rwsartstudios #SteamySummerPrintJam when we took the opportunity to create some large type with words by member @radicalemprints at the center. These blocks in consistent view at the studio are a good reminder that this phrase rings true every minute of every day. Thank you to all the printers who fill our walls with great work!

#BlackLivesMatter
#CommunityPrintShop
#ReliefPrintmaking
#SteamRollerPrints

Image description:
Wood blocks with hand carved text reading “rage is tinder hope is fuel” leaning up against a table in the studio. Prints and tchotchkes on the table and in the background.

02/24/2021

🔮 Virtual Workshop! 🔮
Color Theory for RisoGraph and Screenprint
Thursday, March 4th 2021 @ 6:30-8:30pm

In this workshop, we’ll dig into the subtle and beautiful effects of multicolor printing in risograph and screenprint. Value, opacity and gamut are just a few subjects that we will go over in this 2 hour course. Viewers will be encouraged to follow along at home on their own computers while we dig into adobe programs to separate and colorize artwork for printing. Previous experience in adobe photoshop preferred but not required.

Instructor: Andrew Scripter of Wing Club
Andrew Scripter is an artist, printmaker, and founder of Wing Club, a creative studio based in Westbrook, Maine. The studio utilizes traditional and uncommon printmaking techniques to produce a unique end products ranging from poster design to animation.

Sliding Scale of $25-100 contributes to Andrew’s stipend and Pickwick’s operating costs.
Registrants will receive a reminder email and zoom link on March 2nd and a link to the recording.
❤️💛💙🖤

#Risograph #ScreenPrint #VirtualWorkshop #Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop

Let’s take a closer look at one of the postcards you can find in Pickwick’s Love Note Postcard Packs (available in the C...
01/30/2021

Let’s take a closer look at one of the postcards you can find in Pickwick’s Love Note Postcard Packs (available in the Corner Store). This one comes from Ana Inciardi (check out recent member highlight post). Wouldn’t you love to get one of these beauties?!

[image description: variety of heart shapes, linoleum cut printed with red ink. Postcard size 4x6”]
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#PickwickCornerStore #CommunityPrintShop #Linocut #Printmaking #Postcards

Let’s take a closer look at one of the postcards you can find in Pickwick’s Love Note Postcard Packs (available in the Corner Store). This one comes from Ana Inciardi (check out recent member highlight post). Wouldn’t you love to get one of these beauties?!

[image description: variety of heart shapes, linoleum cut printed with red ink. Postcard size 4x6”]
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#PickwickCornerStore #CommunityPrintShop #Linocut #Printmaking #Postcards

Sending some love
01/29/2021
Sending some love

Sending some love

 Hello !  Well HERE WE ARE. 2021 has arrived and we've almost made it through January. We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well and healthy and if you reside in a wintery part of the world, that you are warm and have hot cocoa at least once a day.  We've been cranking t...

Alright you love bugs - have we got the Valentine set for YOU! Eight of our members printed up nine postcards around the...
01/27/2021

Alright you love bugs - have we got the Valentine set for YOU! Eight of our members printed up nine postcards around the theme of love (which exists in all sorts of ways). They are now available via sliding scale in our Corner Store, along with lots of other real sweet 💖 cards by our members. Proceeds from the sale of this pack go back into keeping the 💡 on at Pickwick.

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We have designated 5 packs for folx who aren’t currently in a financial position to purchase the set. Please email us at pickwickindiepress (at) gmail.com if you are interested - no DMs,
please!
🌹

[image id: a paper bag that reads “Love note postcard pack” in pink ink sits on a wooden table. coming out of the paper bag in a fan formation are 9 handprinted postcards. the top one has a yellow block and reads “Yer Great!” in wood font and pink ink.]

Alright you love bugs - have we got the Valentine set for YOU! Eight of our members printed up nine postcards around the theme of love (which exists in all sorts of ways). They are now available via sliding scale in our Corner Store, along with lots of other real sweet 💖 cards by our members. Proceeds from the sale of this pack go back into keeping the 💡 on at Pickwick.

🌹
We have designated 5 packs for folx who aren’t currently in a financial position to purchase the set. Please email us at pickwickindiepress (at) gmail.com if you are interested - no DMs,
please!
🌹

[image id: a paper bag that reads “Love note postcard pack” in pink ink sits on a wooden table. coming out of the paper bag in a fan formation are 9 handprinted postcards. the top one has a yellow block and reads “Yer Great!” in wood font and pink ink.]

Ana Inciardi is a Portland based printmaker. Check out her website inciardiprints.com where you can find a her fun relie...
01/27/2021

Ana Inciardi is a Portland based printmaker. Check out her website inciardiprints.com where you can find a her fun relief prints! You can everything from prints of Oreos, a dachshund, and an everything bagel with cream cheese and capers just to name a few.

We did a mini-printerview with Ana:
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: I can play the tuba...
Q: What would you love to find at a yard sale?
A: I have an obsession with dining room tables. I dream about them at night. My ideal table would be made of beautiful, well-worn and well-loved wood and uncovered in a historic barn. If you've got one please contact me now.
Q: What song evokes the strongest memories for you?
A: I have a vivid memory of an evening when I was 7. My parents had allowed my sister and I to drink full cokes and we danced on my aunt Palma's dining room table to the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar".
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#pickwickmemberhighlights #reliefprint #printmaking #communityprintshop #printerview #miniprinterview

“I Carrot ‘Bout You” -Aeron Metzger There’s lots of fun new items in the Corner Store! Go to the Pickwick website and ta...
01/26/2021

“I Carrot ‘Bout You” -Aeron Metzger
There’s lots of fun new items in the Corner Store! Go to the Pickwick website and take a look! 👀
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[ image description: screen printed card that reads “I Carrot ‘Bout You.” Available in on both yellow and pink paper with green ink. Card size is 3x3”]
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#printwickcornerstore #communityprintshop #supportlocalart #screenprint #printmaking

Bee Flowers by member Juliet Karelsen is on view in the poster case at SPACE Gallery @space538 from January 4 to Februar...
01/22/2021

Bee Flowers by member Juliet Karelsen is on view in the poster case at SPACE Gallery @space538 from January 4 to February 15th.

Here's what Juliet has to say about her piece and her process:
"Bee Flowers is a collaged paper quilt made of cut up silkscreen prints from my series Flowers Bees Love. The original prints were made using the same five screens, and then printed with six separate color combinations each inspired by a specific flower that bees love to pollinate: meadowsweet, rugosa rose, butterfly milkweed, purple coneflower, borage, and lavender. To create the Bee Flowers collage, I riffed on traditional circle and square quilt patterns and used silk screen prints that didn’t come out “perfectly,” quartered each one and then created the circles in varying combinations to expand on the illusion of the kaleidoscopic mandala."

"I’m interested in making work that has magical and fantastical elements. Though not overtly political, my work addresses what is at stake. In a world where nature and science have become politicized (shall we talk about the pandemic?) and daily interaction with plants and trees and flowers and moss and lichen etc. is increasingly rare and disappearing, my work points to the importance of taking the time to slow down, notice and protect. The mirrors and kaleidoscopic elements in my work create a psychedelic component that reference the theory of the infinite (and it is a theory!) while simultaneously pointing to the fact that an infinite reserve our forests flowers, plants, trees, bees, glaciers, animals, birds, seas and air is not a reality. It is indeed a fantasy."
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#printmaking #communityprintshop #portlandmaine #screenprinting #collage

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536 Congress St
Portland, ME
04101

General information

Pickwick Independent Press is a community print shop located in downtown Portland, Maine. We provide membership opportunities, facilities, workshops, and a large, closely knit community of professional artists and print makers.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(207) 329-9703

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way da go, PICKWICK!!