letterpress

Letterpress t-shirt test prints

Letterpress t-shirt test prints

Here are a few pics from my letterpress experimentation. 3 block on different color shirts. The initial print was difficult to do but turned out pretty cool. The color did not stand up to my 20 wash test. The final pieces ended up pretty light. Definitely not something that I would think about for a […]

The Art Lab Support Poster

The Art Lab Support Poster

Here is the poster I have been working on  for the Art Lab. Support the Art Lab ad I will print one of these up for you once it gets funded! http://kck.st/RE6iSl

Hot Rod Race - Limited Edition Letterpress Poster Set

Hot Rod Race – Limited Edition Letterpress Poster Set

It is finally finished! The Hot Rod Race. I threw together a bit of the Bonneville, some hot rods, and mixed it with some ink and linoleum on my Vandercook flatbed letterpress. The fun part of linocut reduction prints is that as you print, you also carve away the previous color on the block. Making […]


Hotrod linocut reduction print - Limited edition

Hotrod linocut reduction print – Limited edition

I decided to try my hand at a linocut reduction print. If you don’t know what a linocut reduction is well then I will tell you. First, you take a piece of linoleum, transfer your art and cut out only what you want to be the color of the paper. In this case white. Once […]

Hot Rod t-shirt concepts

Hot Rod t-shirt concepts

I have been thinking about a good way to use the linoleum block I have to print on some shirts. I have seen some successful shirts printed on an etching press and a few nice attempts on a letterpress. So I decided that I need to start working on some shirt ideas. The idea is […]

Business Cards

Business Cards

I whipped up some new business cards yesterday. They are printed on a super thick 220# Cotton cover sheet. Enjoy!  


A few new poster concepts

A few new poster concepts

I had some fun tonight working off of my previous looks I cut for my last series of posters. Large letters, simple design and a hot rod. Here are some of the design studies I put together. Stuff well suited to cutting out of linoleum and printing on my large format letterpress.

MOBILE STUDIO t-shirt rewards

MOBILE STUDIO t-shirt rewards

I worked on a couple of letterpress t-shirt concepts last night that I thought I would share with you. These will be given to the people who support my Mobile Studio project on Kickstarter. I could really use your support right now to get this thing rolling! I plan on working up another design or […]

SELF-MADE goes live!!! - mobile letterpress and printmaking studio

SELF-MADE goes live!!! – mobile letterpress and printmaking studio

I finally pulled the trigger! The mobile studio project is now live. Please check it out here SELF-MADE.


Letterpress Hot rod posters - Part 2

Letterpress Hot rod posters – Part 2

Here is a follow even though it is a bit late. Here are the other three.

Letterpress Hot Rod Posters - part 1

Letterpress Hot Rod Posters – part 1

I worked way into the night last night. I have not done that in forever but I was on a roll. The posters were looking so good that I just could not stop! Take a look at the first three in my new series of letterpress printed hot rod posters. I will be taking these […]

New posters for the HAMB Drags 2011

New posters for the HAMB Drags 2011

I have been thinking about some new letterpress posters that I can get done for the HAMB Drags 2011. With a lack of wood or lead type it leave me with only one real cost effective solution. LOTS of linoleum. Looks like for the next 3-4 weeks I will be diligently cutting linoleum in my […]


Vandercook 32-28E proof press for sale!

Vandercook 32-28E proof press for sale!

If you are looking for the Mother of all letterpresses? This press is for you! find out more about it here. VANDERCOOK 32-28E

Letterpress now in Carthage and Joplin, MO

Letterpress now in Carthage and Joplin, MO

Well an new press has been purchased to replace my 10″ x 15″ Chandler & Price and I will be ready to start printing again just in time for summer! I have some ideas brewing now that my available print size is 18″ x 24″. I am still running all my letterpress stuff through It’s […]

Mobile Studio - poster concept 1

Mobile Studio – poster concept 1

I worked up this idea for an 11″ x 17″ poster when I am ready to roll my mobile studio project onto kickstarter.com. It would be one of the pledge rewards. I am planing to do a few more concepts. I will probably cut this into linoleum to save on plate costs. That way I […]


SELF MADE - THE MOBILE PRINTMAKING STUDIO PROJECT

SELF MADE – THE MOBILE PRINTMAKING STUDIO PROJECT

Here is what I am working up for my Mobile Studio Kickstarter.com proposal. It is not totally complete but it will give a good overview of what I am trying to accomplish. This project will focus on teaching others the things I have learned through research and trial and error relating to letterpress and printmaking. […]

Mobile Studio  - still working out the details

Mobile Studio – still working out the details

I still can’t get this project out of my head! I have been mulling it over since August of last year. I really think the best solution for my needs would be a mobile studio. I have expanded my scope a bit with the idea that this would be a great platform to teach/lecture from […]

Made a top 100 list - and some others

Made a top 100 list – and some others

Well we made our first top 100 list for a business card design. The design in question was for Jason Mattox a well known pinstriper and friend in the kustom car realm. Jason has painted my first series of hot rod shift knobs and now the cards I did for him showed up here at […]


JUNE SALE - All shift knobs!!!

JUNE SALE – All shift knobs!!!

We just wanted to get June rolling with a sale on hot rod shift knobs. Get them while they are hot because on July 1st they go back up to normal prices. Hit our SHOP page to pick one up!

SERVICES - Custom Poster Printing

SERVICES – Custom Poster Printing

Defiance Speed Shop is not just about creating cool stuff for us, we can also create cool stuff for you! We have the graphic design capabilities to design brochures, logos, t-shirt graphics and just about anything else you can think of. We recently added a SERVICES page that tells a bit more about our capabilities. […]

Vending at Greaserama 2009

Vending at Greaserama 2009

For some reason I really like being a vendor. Vending at a car show is just an added bonus! Here is a shot of what my area looked like at Greaserama 2009. I was running low on a few posters so I pulled a few Dragstrip Riot posters in blue and green for this show. […]


Series 1 Shift Knobs - Buy yours NOW!

Series 1 Shift Knobs – Buy yours NOW!

Cody Langford owner and resident artist/designer has been up to it again. This time he has sculpted, molded and cast in resin a series of 6 hot rod shift knobs for 2010. Drawing from different aspects of the hot rod culture he created this mix of monsters and tikis. Not completely satisfied with selling raw […]

Series 1 Shift Knob Posters

Series 1 Shift Knob Posters

These posters were inspired by the Series 1, cast resin, hot rod shift knobs. These letterpress prints, from hand cut linoleum, are printed in Black and Metallic Gold. Two versions of the prints were created. The first on Pearlized Metallic 120# cover stock will only be available for purchase to people who purchase a full […]

Press Release: Series 1 Shift Knobs from Defiance Speed Shop

Press Release: Series 1 Shift Knobs from Defiance Speed Shop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Series 1 Shift Knobs from Defiance Speed Shop Cody Langford owner and resident artist/designer has been up to it again. This time he has sculpted, molded and cast in resin a series of 6 hot rod shift knobs for 2010. Drawing from different aspects of the hot rod culture he created this […]