Hello Giggles

This is the coolest tote bag ever, AND it raises money for Planned Parenthood by Angelica Florio
When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday that the GOP plans to repeal all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the public responded appropriately: with indignant p. We’re not really into self-pity but sometimes it really does feel like life is unfair when it comes to women’s healthcare. The stunning appearance of Halley’s Comet only occurs every 75 years. Meanwhile, every 16 months House Republicans attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. BUT there is good news. Power and Light Press have a super cute tote bag that also supports Planned Parenthood, so you can buy yourself a post-holiday gift and support the organization. Read more.

Yahoo! Style

A Tote Bag Helped Raise $20,000 for Planned Parenthood in 3 Days by Amy Capetta
On Dec. 29, the owner of a small print shop located in Silver City, N.M., posted a new product on the company’s Instagram page — a tote bag selling for $15 where 100 percent of the proceeds would be donated to Planned Parenthood. Read more.


This Tote Has Raised  A LOT of Money for Planned Parenthood by Ana Colon
Yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed a major post-election fear: Republicans would seek to defund Planned Parenthood, as part of the GOP’s larger plan to repeal Obamacare. While we hope “Mike Pence” continues to be as generous with “his” donations in the new year as “he” was right after the election, merch continues to be a successful money-raising mechanism for organizations like Planned Parenthood. We saw that with Google Ghost’s Nasty Woman T-shirt. Now, this Stand With Planned Parenthood canvas tote bag from Power & Light Press is the latest item to raise a lot of money for a great cause. Read more.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Stands Behind Tote Bag That Raises $20K for Planned Parenthood by Sam Reed
To show their support for Planned Parenthood on Thursday, Hollywood stylists Penny Lovell (Taylor Schilling, Kristen Wiig) and Karla Welch (Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson) both Instagrammed an image of a very humble “It” bag — a canvas tote from Power and Light Press. Read more.

OPB Arts + Life

A Letterpress Homecoming:Moveable Type Returns to Portland by Ifanyi Bell
Letterpress maven Kyle Durrie, owner of Power and Light Press, recently returned to Portland after an adventure that epitomizes the idea of “taking the show on the road”.
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Taking Type to the Streets by Linzee Kull McCray
These days, travel is all about packing light. If you can’t fit it into a carry-on bag, then chances are you don’t really need it, right? Not so if you’re Kyle Durrie, proprietor of Power and Light Press and driver of a refurbished 1982 Chevy step van, dubbed the Type Truck. Read more.

The Economist

Have Press, Will Travel by Glenn Fleishman
Journeyman printers lived up to their name. They travelled. From Gutenberg’s trainees in the 15th century, knowing how to set type and print from it has been a peripatetic profession. Itinerants usually brought with them their skills, not gear. Read more.

Bust Magazine

Just My Type: Letterpress Artist Kyle Durrie Hits the Road with Her “Moveable Type” Project by Phoebe Magee
“Two of my favorite things in the world are printing and road trips,” says 32-year-old Kyle Durrie. So last June, the Portland, OR-based letterpress printer transformed a former linen truck into a letterpress workshop-on-wheels for a project she calls “Moveable Type”. Read more.

Sunset Magazine

Mobile Everything: Food-truck fever has spread to shops, with florists, dress boutiques, even letterpress stores on wheels.
Kyle Durrie, owner of Portland’s Power and Light Press, travels the country in a Chevy van outfitted with an 1873 tabletop press, teaching letterpress workshops and selling cards and posters. Read more.

OPB Arts+Life

Power and Light: Letterpress Lives in Portland by Ifanyi Bell
Even though our world is moving further and further into the digital space, letterpress printing — which involves movable type, ink and a press — remains a vibrant fixture in Portland. And Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press is not only an advocate for the trade, but a phenomenal and dedicated artist. Read more.

Modern in Denver

Destination: Inspirationby Cara Hines
Kyle Durrie has owned and operated her Portland-based printing studio, Power and Light Press, for 2.5 years. Enter Dustin, Kyle&squo;s musician boyfriend, who as most musicians do, goes on tour from time to time. It was during one of these trips on the road with Dustin— Read more.


Moveable Type Truck by Jon Hall
In July 2011, Kyle Durrie and her mobile letterpress studio she calls Moveable Type visited Make Good in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego.


Friday Interview: Kyle Durrie! by Kristin Crane
Happy Friday, everyone! I’m excited to introduce you to this week’s artist, Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press. Read on to learn more about Kyle, and about her cross country road trip in a portable letterpress studio. Her truck will roll up to Craftland’s curb on October 14, so save the date! Read more.