A MUST in AUGUST... Get up and get out to the Firecracker Press on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 to experience: THIS IS HOW MESSED UP STACKS UP! - the August REBUS Event! The Firecracker Press is a unique graphic design and letterpress print studio specializing in advertising and promotional campaigns, event posters, and limited edition products for clients large and small. Designs are transferred onto printable woodblocks that are carved by hand, ink is mixed by hand and fed, one by one, into our historic presses that are over 100 years old! The Firecracker Press is the only studio of it's kind in Missouri!

The man behind the curtain is the one and only Eric Woods: founder, owner, principal designer & printmaker of the Firecracker Press! Eric's past experience includes working in New York as a book jacket designer, as an Editorial Designer for a Missouri Newspaper, and as an Art Director for a St. Louis based advertising firm. He started The Firecracker Press with a longing to "get his hands dirty" and found the craft of letterpress printing to be a perfect marriage of art and design. His unique experiences with different aspects of the design and advertising worlds along with the perspective that comes from making what's produced at The Firecracker Press guides everything the studio creates. 

Eric will speak on some "imPRESSING" subjects to start the evening that will surely get the wheels turning! After the "PRESSentation", the curtain will rise to PRINTING PRESS DEMOS! Matty Kleinberg, shop manager, will also be present demonstrating how to give the best PUNCH - stand by for a knock out! Leading to Michelle LeBeau with PR/Accounts.

Snacks and drinks will be available - roll in early and stay late for libations and vibrations! Plenty of street parking is available!

So come out and join us for what is sure to be the sizzlin' HOT and fun event! 5:30 - 9pm