January 15th is the birthday of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. One of Yellow Dot Shop's missions is to acknowledge the different cultures that live side by side in the US. I aim to carry items on the culture and history of African Americans, Native Americans and British Americans. For King's birthday, I embarked on my first two-color printing project that would require tightly registering the colors. I created this image of the Reverend starting with a photo and refined it down to simple shapes. I hand-inked the letters. It's a short print run of six posters and eight fabric banners, for framing or as wall art.
Dinner to Scottish Poet Robbie Burns
I put together this little Burns booklet for our own dinners. It had the menu and list of attendees. I updated it for general use, saving the images, brief history of Burns, and two of his poems, in both Scots English and standard English. You can see it in my British Collection with Scottish and British items and books.