Hi. My name is Kyle Durrie. I’m the proprietor of Power and Light Press, a letterpress studio based in Silver City, New Mexico.
Here at Power and Light Press, I take great pride in the pursuit of fine craftsmanship, but I work just as hard to hone a juvenile, sometimes inappropriate sense of humor. I specialize in hand-printed greeting cards and occasionally do custom work such as business cards, posters, music packaging, invitations, and stationery.
I am inspired by paper, wobbly lines, history, overheard conversations, logs, whiskey, trains, the color brown, roadside Americana, the Wild West, dogs, salt water, maps, and vintage office supplies, among other things. I also love crossword puzzles, swimming in creeks, green chile, adventures, and occupying small spaces.
I’ve lived in two Portlands in my life, as well as two Washingtons, one New York City, one Brunswick, one Asheville and, now, one Silver City. A silver city, indeed.
I got my BA in 2002 from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine with a focus in drawing and printmaking and, in 2004, I attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.
I’ve been printing since 2006, and got started by taking classes at Pratt (Seattle, WA), the IPRC (Portland, OR) and apprenticeships at Blue Barnhouse (Asheville, NC) and Wolfe Editions (Portland, ME).
Power and Light Press was born in 2009.