Railway Station Press
Railway Station Press was established in 2003 and has two locations: in a 1913 railway station in the Shenandoah Valley and in Alexandria, Virginia.
Current equipment includes a Chandler & Price Pilot, a Poco Proof Press #2 and a C & P 10x15. Workshops for beginners are taught in both locations, with 70+ classes held so far with a total of 130+ students. Teaching letterpress to one, two, or three people at a time has been very rewarding. It has motivated me to learn all I can about ink, paper, type, and presses. It has encouraged me to be a better printer. There is a new wave of excitement over letterpress. Many of my students are graphic designers who are tired of sitting in front of a computer and want to get their hands on type and a cast iron press.
Stuart Bradley learned letterpress printing 34 years ago at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. While still a student he co-taught a seminar with English professor and poet Conrad Hilberry in which six students wrote poetry, learned letterpress printing, and produced a limited edition chapbook on a Chandler & Price press. He is a lawyer, married with two children, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Stuart teaches the Saturday Workshops for beginners at Railway Station Press in Alexandria, Virginia.
A Requiem for the Arctic Refuge, broadside by Stuart Bradley of Railway Station Press, handset in 24 point Emerson with title in 36 point Bernhard Modern Roman, printed on 240 gsm Johannot acid-free mould made paper in black ink on a Vandercook 4T and blue ink using a Chandler & Price Pilot, signed by the Alaska poet John Haines, edition of 120 copies, 10” x 20”, 2005.
The Art & Science of Balance, broadside by Stuart Bradley of Railway Station Press, set in 24 point Goudy Open with a handmade photopolymer illustration, signed by the poet Jett W. Whitehead, edition of 50, 7” x 10”, 2006.
Birmingham Stage-Coach, reproduction of an advertisement from 1731 by Stuart Bradley of Railway Station Press, set in 24 point 16th century Roman type, printed in two parts on a Pilot press in an edition of 12, 11” x 13”, 2006.
The Four Seasons by Stuart Bradley of Railway Station Press, set in 24 point Crayonette and 18 point Goudy Bible, printed in seven passes through a Chandler & Price Pilot press with handmade photopolymer plates for the illustrations, 7” x 10”, 2006.
Moon Pyramid, three-dimensional ephemera by Stuart Bradley of Railway Station Press, die and score by Paper Source, set in 16 point Centaur, to fold into a pyramid, 6” x 6”, 2007.
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