or at least send her a card!

email mom

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 10th, and Power and Light Press has got you covered (assuming your mom likes booze and gambling and “Your Mom” jokes).  Check out the full selection of cards in our online store!

We’re also having a SALE on state prints!
All individual state prints are $15 through Sunday (regularly $20).
Check ‘em out here, and enter code WHYNOT at checkout to receive the discount.

Happy spring, people!

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Lots of new and old, sweet and not-so-sweet Valentines in stock!
Last day to order is Monday, February 9th for guaranteed delivery by the 14th (domestic orders only).
Check it out!

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers!

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F yeah SALE

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End of Summer Sale!

new stuff


Celebrate the end of summer by taking 25% off your order of $20 or more.

Lots of new cards listed!  Today only!  Labor Day!

Please visit our online shop and enter code PLEASEDONTGOGIRL at checkout.

And then go outside and savor these last long days.

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US Map prints now available!

USA map

So psyched to FINALLY have these guys listed in the shop!

18 x 24″ posters, letterpress printed on nice n’ hefty recycled paper.
Ready to ship TODAY.

Find them here.

Happy summer adventures to you all!

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Father’s Day is June 15th!

dad stuff!

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50 States are done!

Some of you may or may not recall a map of souvenir magnets I had on the ceiling of the Moveable Type truck… I collected these kitschy things every time I entered a new state and, by the time the trip ended, I had a sprawling and weirdly not-to-scale map of the United States.  I love these magnets – I love their corny symbolism, the road trip they suggest, their terrible quality… and after spending so much time with them, I knew I wanted to use them as a jumping off point for my own work.  Fast forward 18 months, countless drawings, over 6000 sheets of paper, 100 magnesium printing plates, and several thousand dollars, and I present to you THE 50 STATES ACCORDING TO TYPE TRUCK!

Well, 49 of them anyhow.  Had a little mishap with Wisconsin (who hasn’t?) but I’ll be reprinting that one real soon.  In the meantime, you can find the other 49 listed online in my Big Cartel and my Etsy shops, and in person at Power and Light Press HQ in New Mexico, and at a few upcoming holiday sales:

11/23 – 11/24: Wilderness Artisan Fair, Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern, Lake Roberts, NM

11/30 – 12/1: Renegade Craft Fair, Austin, TX

12/7 – 12/8: Mimbres Studio Sale, Mimbres Hot Springs Ranch, San Lorenzo, NM

12/14 – 12/15: Renegade Craft Fair, Los Angeles, CA

12/21 – 12/22: Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco, CA


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I need your vote!

Mission Main Street Grants

Hi friends,

I need your votes!
But I am not running for office.  Rather, I am applying for a big ol’ grant for Power and Light Press – $250K, to be precise, to go towards expanding my business.

Here’s the deal: I’ve already submitted my application, but now I need to gather 250 votes from my community, peers, and “fans” in order to be eligible. And I need to do this in the next FIVE DAYS.  Can you please spare a moment to cast a vote my way?

This link should take you to the right place, but if it doesn’t, you can search their website for my profile, “Power and Light Press”.

As some of you know, I moved my print shop from Portland, Oregon to Silver City, New Mexico last year.  This has been such a great move, and this year has already seen tremendous growth in the business.  And to top it all off, I absolutely love being a part of this new community.  But I want to do more.  More than I can with my current resources.

I have been operating this business for almost 5 years without a credit card or any kind of debt.  This makes me feel awesome, but it also sometimes prevents me from taking risks and making necessary investments in equipment, labor, materials, etc.  Now I want to take some risks, to see what might happen, because I think some pretty great things might happen.  I want to fix up my shop so the plumbing works and the lights turn on and the doors actually shut all the way.  You know, general maintenance.  I want to buy a big new (old) press so I can expand my production and offerings, and increase my wholesale business.  I want to hire another employee or two and be able to pay them a fair wage and offer benefits.  Hell, I want to be able to pay myself, something I’m still not doing with any regularity.  I could really use this boost, and your support would mean the world to me!

Thanks so much for considering casting a vote for me, and please feel free to spread the word to anyone else who might care!  I’ve posted a direct link on my Facebook page so you can share it, should you feel so inclined.

As always, thank you so much for your support!



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States! States! States!

I’m slowly working my through printing the 50 States, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  This project has been in the works for well over a year, but kept getting derailed by one thing or another.  But this past summer, I decided to just go for it and not let myself get distracted anymore!  And so, I present to you SOME of the 50 states.  So far, I’ve printed everything west of the Mississippi (AK, HI, WA, OR, CA, NV, AZ, NM, UT, ID, MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, LA, AR, MO, IA, MN), and I’m planning on printing all the eastern states in the next week.  With any luck, I’ll have all of them printed, packaged, and ready to ship by mid-November.  Check out what’s currently available in the online shop, and stay tuned for the great states to come!

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