Come down to Magnetic North on August 24th for our next big event! This time we’re inviting Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press to show her work, and talk about her recent cross country tour in her bread truck turned mobile print shop. She’ll be pulling the truck into our parking lot and giving tours and letterpress demos. Please come if you can make it, and spread the word!

Kyle Durrie is a lady after my own heart. The one-woman small press is in the middle of a months-long adventure through the United States in an old delivery truck converted to a letterpress printshop on wheels. The project is Moveable Type, the vehicle is the Type Truck and she’s giving workshops at community centers and art spaces throughout the lower 48.

So, yeah, the concept is amazing. Duh. But what’s even better is that she’s keeping a detailed blog documentation of the whole thing. The natural landscapes she moves through paired with her documentation of the built environment, plus the people and places of print that she’s stopping in to visit make for a rather good read. I don’t follow that many blogs but this one is rather well done, and boasts a voice that’s fun to read.

I’m in the midst of experimenting with a mobile creative practice myself, and so it’s heartening to see her successes and see how her work is shaped by the communities she passes through and the people she’s working with.

Kyle just left Green River, Utah, where she was working with the excellent people at the Epicenter, a community resource center and creative studio in a small desert town. The Epicenter is an amazing place that I’ll be fortunate to spend the month of November at, working as a Frontier Fellow. (Read their manifesto. It’s beautiful.) Kyle made a great post about her time there. Read it here.


Kyle Durrie…This chick rocks the letterpress!! If you are an out of the box thinker like her, you can spread some good karma in the universe by helping her take her letterpress to the next level. It only requires a couple clicks and you will begin to feel the good karma immediately. I promise :) To begin click here: https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/48726 It will provide you with the voting link and links to Power and Light Press so you can see more of the beautiful work Kyle is doing.

#FridayBeats 06.22.12

This week’s #FridayBeats are brought to you by Guest DJ, Kyle Durrie. If you don’t know who Kyle is, she’s a wild and crazy road warrior/letterpress lady. 

I met her in February when we hosted her at k2forma as part of Letterpress Fest.  She spent about a year traveling from town to town, teaching others about letterpress in her converted bread truck.  She’s incredibly modest about it, but how many of us will ever do something like this?  It’s truly incredible.  And now she’s got some amazing stories to tell for years to come.  I’ll let her introduce herself…

My name is Kyle Durrie. I’m a letterpress printer from Portland, Oregon, proprietor of Power and Light Press, and owner/operator of Moveable Type, a letterpress print shop in a truck. I’ve just completed a 10 month, 30,000+ mile tour of the USA, spreading the good word about printing the old fashioned way. www.type-truck.com

And now for the beats

Hit the road.  Get out of town.  Turn off your phone, get free, get lost, get a sunburn, get lonesome, get weird.
Think about where you come from and where you’re going.  Get right with yourself.

Here are some songs by some folks who really know what it means to be out there on the open road.

Your summer road trip maybe doesn’t have to be so heavy on the heartache and self-destruction, but that’s your call, really.

This playlist is brought to you courtesy of Spotify and Kyle.  ~Thanks!

anonymous asked:

What kind of makeup is good for a day date?

Depends on where you’re going.
And also depends a little on your skin tone but I’ll try and say something that works for any.

If you’re going out for a nice lunch & it’s hot as shit like it is here in the south, I would suggest.

1. Pressed power or a mineral powder for coverage
2. Light contour. And I do mean LIGHT.
3. A dark bronze or deep pink blush (black girls) or a brighter pink blush (white girls).
4. Stick with a nude lip, a pale pink lip, or go cotton candy pink.
5. Light on the liner and you can do faux lashes, but wear the “natural” ones during the day.
6. Use a peach or cream or a light brown/gold eyeshadow , or one that compliments your outfit.
7. I would also highlight the corners of my eyes using a white or bright eyeshadow , but I always do that lol


Jerks were a complete joke. I know I’m not splitting wide enough, but everything feels like shit. It’s getting so frustrating.

Power cleans were a complete joke because they felt soooooo goddamn light.

Push presses were okay. Felt a bit slow, but that’s probably because I haven’t done much pressing the last few weeks - stupid I know. That’s probably a factor into why my jerks have been getting so shitty, too.

Rows were alright. Kept it lightish tonight.