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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Do you love spooky season as much as some of our members do?? Send some scare mail to your friends! Replace your boring ...
10/12/2021

Do you love spooky season as much as some of our members do?? Send some scare mail to your friends! Replace your boring dish towel with a seasonally relevant one! Hang some prints! All these items and more are available in our online Corner Store. 🎃👻

[Image ID: a collection of prints that have a spooky theme, including a tea towel with a crow skull, small letterpress printed pumpkin cards, an orange postcard that says “Hell,” and a screen print in yellow, orange, and red ink of a spooky scene with a skeleton in a coffin.]

#Prints #PrintsForSale #SpookySeason #SpookyPrints #PickwickIndependentPress #CornerStore #Letterpress #ScreenPrint #Woodcut

Do you love spooky season as much as some of our members do?? Send some scare mail to your friends! Replace your boring dish towel with a seasonally relevant one! Hang some prints! All these items and more are available in our online Corner Store. 🎃👻

[Image ID: a collection of prints that have a spooky theme, including a tea towel with a crow skull, small letterpress printed pumpkin cards, an orange postcard that says “Hell,” and a screen print in yellow, orange, and red ink of a spooky scene with a skeleton in a coffin.]

#Prints #PrintsForSale #SpookySeason #SpookyPrints #PickwickIndependentPress #CornerStore #Letterpress #ScreenPrint #Woodcut

Yes, August has come and gone, but as usual, the prints in the Pickwick calendar are relevant year-round. This linocut p...
09/13/2021

Yes, August has come and gone, but as usual, the prints in the Pickwick calendar are relevant year-round. This linocut print was made by member @inciardi who encourages you to learn about the Green New Deal and to check out the @sunrisemvmt.

[Image ID: an August calendar page with the month at the top and a linocut print in green ink of a long winding train with all sorts of characters in the windows.]

#PickwickCalendar #PickwickIndependentPress #GreenNewDeal #SunriseMovement #Printmakers #PrintShop #SupportLocalArtists

Yes, August has come and gone, but as usual, the prints in the Pickwick calendar are relevant year-round. This linocut print was made by member @inciardi who encourages you to learn about the Green New Deal and to check out the @sunrisemvmt.

[Image ID: an August calendar page with the month at the top and a linocut print in green ink of a long winding train with all sorts of characters in the windows.]

#PickwickCalendar #PickwickIndependentPress #GreenNewDeal #SunriseMovement #Printmakers #PrintShop #SupportLocalArtists

A couple hours left to catch us live and in person at today’s @maine_crafts_association - fine craft fair until 5  !
08/28/2021

A couple hours left to catch us live and in person at today’s @maine_crafts_association - fine craft fair until 5 !

A couple hours left to catch us live and in person at today’s @maine_crafts_association - fine craft fair until 5 !

Talk about a sweet project!! We recently had the pleasure of working on this commemorative poster for the Roots and Frui...
08/03/2021

Talk about a sweet project!! We recently had the pleasure of working on this commemorative poster for the Roots and Fruits Preschool. Imagine if we all grew up saying this pledge everyday?
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#LetterpressPrinting
#CommunityPrintShop
#TheKindnessPledge
#PickwickCommissions
#RootsAndFruitsPreschool

{PhotoID: a small human in mask and glasses standing on grass holding a Letterpress printed light orange poster the size of their body that reads, in purple ink:
“the kindness pledge:
I pledge to myself on this day
to be kind to myself in every way
To every person
big, medium and small
I will help them if they fall!
When I love myself
and others, too-
That is the best
that I can do!”}

Talk about a sweet project!! We recently had the pleasure of working on this commemorative poster for the Roots and Fruits Preschool. Imagine if we all grew up saying this pledge everyday?
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#LetterpressPrinting
#CommunityPrintShop
#TheKindnessPledge
#PickwickCommissions
#RootsAndFruitsPreschool

{PhotoID: a small human in mask and glasses standing on grass holding a Letterpress printed light orange poster the size of their body that reads, in purple ink:
“the kindness pledge:
I pledge to myself on this day
to be kind to myself in every way
To every person
big, medium and small
I will help them if they fall!
When I love myself
and others, too-
That is the best
that I can do!”}

July’s #pickwickcalendar designed and letterpress printed by @littleflutepress reminds us to always challenge implicit b...
07/30/2021

July’s #pickwickcalendar designed and letterpress printed by @littleflutepress reminds us to always challenge implicit bias! The months resource is a recommendation is : Disabilty Visibility by Alice Wong @disability_visibility

#communityprintshop #letterpressprinting

Photo ID: our July calendar month print in front of wood type.
Under the month dates, the hand set metal type reads:
“Celebrating the 31st anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) BUT, let’s not forget that work still must be done
DISABILITY PRIDE MONTH
Always challenge implicit bias.
❎Equal❎
✅Equitable
FIGHT ABLEISM”
The type is interspersed with metal cuts and ornaments.

July’s #pickwickcalendar designed and letterpress printed by @littleflutepress reminds us to always challenge implicit bias! The months resource is a recommendation is : Disabilty Visibility by Alice Wong @disability_visibility

#communityprintshop #letterpressprinting

Photo ID: our July calendar month print in front of wood type.
Under the month dates, the hand set metal type reads:
“Celebrating the 31st anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) BUT, let’s not forget that work still must be done
DISABILITY PRIDE MONTH
Always challenge implicit bias.
❎Equal❎
✅Equitable
FIGHT ABLEISM”
The type is interspersed with metal cuts and ornaments.

In the mood for some casual Tuesday night internet shopping? Do you love animals? Look no further than the Pickwick Corn...
07/27/2021

In the mood for some casual Tuesday night internet shopping? Do you love animals? Look no further than the Pickwick Corner Store. Primates! Cats! Horses! Manta Rays! We’ve got you covered.

Slide 1: “Ode To Joy” by Suanne Williams-Lindgren, a large linocut of a primate with a sun, florals, and a snail in black ink.

Slide 2: “Manta Ray Card” by Liz McGhee (@estraith) a linocut print of a manta ray letterpress printed on a card.

Slide 3: “Black Cat” by Jaime Wing (@wingedprints) a woodcut print of a black cat in the night with gold eyes and stars.

Slide 4: “Horse Child” by Childish Books & Lara Watterson (@childish.books) a risograph printed book featuring 99 drawings of horses in green ink.

#PickwickIndependentPress #Prints #Printmakers #BuyLocalArt #Woodcut #Linocut #letterpress #risograph #Horses #Primates #MantaRays #Cats

We recently had the great pleasure of hosting our first printmaker-in-residence @pyratejennyerin since thebeforetimes ! ...
07/26/2021

We recently had the great pleasure of hosting our first printmaker-in-residence @pyratejennyerin since thebeforetimes ! Thank you Jenny for printing and making your incredible work with us!
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#communityprintshop #letterpress #screenprinting #artistresidency #printresidency

We recently had the great pleasure of hosting our first printmaker-in-residence @pyratejennyerin since thebeforetimes ! Thank you Jenny for printing and making your incredible work with us!
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#communityprintshop #letterpress #screenprinting #artistresidency #printresidency

Our novelties don’t wear off but they do sell quickly! Come on down to the @portlandmefarmersmarket today! #communitypri...
07/24/2021

Our novelties don’t wear off but they do sell quickly! Come on down to the @portlandmefarmersmarket today!

#communityprintshop
#Letterpress #screenprint #printmaking #printmakingisthebestmaking

Our novelties don’t wear off but they do sell quickly! Come on down to the @portlandmefarmersmarket today!

#communityprintshop
#Letterpress #screenprint #printmaking #printmakingisthebestmaking

Have some new beauties from our incredible members up in the Corner Store! Slide 1: “Make room for new growth” by Cecili...
07/06/2021

Have some new beauties from our incredible members up in the Corner Store!

Slide 1: “Make room for new growth” by Cecilia Rebecca Ziko / @16counties_makes - letterpress print with various type and ornaments in either silver ink on black paper or blue ink on white paper.

Slide 2: “Candyland Orbs” by Devon Kelley-Yurdin / @____dky____ - pressure prints made with CMY, blues and greens and yellows and reds overlaid in a circular pattern!

Slide 3: “Apron Sorts” by Crystal Cawley - a letterpress print using type and ornaments to create the image of an apron - there are 9 different versions! They can be purchased individually or as a folio or poster.

These and so much more available 24/7 online in our Corner Store. ✨

#Prints #PickwickIndependentPress #Letterpress #PressurePrints #SupportLocalArtists #PickwickCornerStore #PrintsForSale #RadPrintmakers #PortlandMaine

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

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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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(207) 329-9703

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way da go, PICKWICK!!