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Firecracker Press, 2002-2014 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Alexis Peregoy

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Collection Overview

Title: Firecracker Press, 2002-2014Add to your cart.

ID: MGHL/mghl00020

Primary Creator: Firecracker Press (2002-)

Other Creators: Eric Woods

Extent: 14.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is divided into the following series:

Series 1: Posters

Series 2: Books

Series 3: Printed Ephemera

Within each series, the collection is arranged by size.

Date Acquired: 09/00/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Contemporary (style of art), Letterpress printing, Relief printing

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes original posters and broadsides, books, and printed ephemera created by the Firecracker Press company.

Printed ephemera includes in-house projects and commissioned projects, such as invitations, cards, coasters, product tags, t-shirts, fliers, stationery, business cards, CD jackets, calendars, menus, and other various work.

Collection Historical Note

The Firecracker Press is a letterpress and graphic design studio located in Saint Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 2002 by owner Eric Woods. The Firecracker Press uses letterpress printing techniques to create posters, cards, invitations and other paper goods. Their philosophy is stated on their website as:

"We combine antique printing technology with new thinking to design and produce objects that people enjoy seeing and feeling. We use computer design software to conceive ideas but still carve woodblocks and print by hand..."

The shop is currently located at 2838 Cherokee Street and has become an active participant in the neighborhood's recent renaissance through activities such as the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale. They moved to this location in May 2008 from a previous shop on Chippewa. The shop houses a retail space in front, with workspace and the print shop in the back of the building. There are currently ten printing presses in the shop, whose manufacturing dates range from the 1890s to 1990s. The Riverfront Times designated the shop part of the Best New Local Art Trend in their 2009 Best Of St. Louis Issue.

The Firecracker Press puts out a poetry magazine twice a year called The Lumberyard in conjunction with Typecast Publishing. The Lumberyard has received the 2009 Platinum Award for Graphic Design in the Louisville Graphic Design Association 100 show and several Several Awards of Merit from the AIGA of St. Louis.

Subject/Index Terms

Contemporary (style of art)
Letterpress printing
Relief printing

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are currently no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions apply, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library materials.

Users of the collection who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: The collection was purchased by the Modern Graphic History Library in September 2013.

Preferred Citation: Firecracker Press collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections.

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Alexis Peregoy in January 2015.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Alexis Peregoy in January 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Posters],
[Series 2: Books],
[Series 3: Printed Ephemera],
[All]

Series 1: PostersAdd to your cart.
All posters are designed and printed by Firecracker Press using letterpress and relief printing techniques using ink and paper, unless otherwise noted.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pet Portrait "Winnie"Add to your cart.
8x10
Item 2: Pet Portrait "CC"Add to your cart.
8x11
Item 3: Eagle and SnakeAdd to your cart.
8.75x11.5
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Her Father, poetryAdd to your cart.
8x12
Item 2: In October, poetryAdd to your cart.
8x12
Item 3: A Stair I'd Never Come AcrossAdd to your cart.
8x12
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: BarackutopiaAdd to your cart.
13x10
Item 2: St. Louis Gateway Arch and RiverfrontAdd to your cart.
13x10
Item 3: First in Booze, First in Shoes...Add to your cart.
13x10
Item 4: Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale, 2009Add to your cart.
13x10.75
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hop in the City, Schlafly Beer FestivalAdd to your cart.
10.75x14
Item 2: Artist Proof by Eric Woods features electronics and bombAdd to your cart.
10x15
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cinco de MoustacheAdd to your cart.
5.75x11
Item 2: "Homer's Funeral"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 3: "In Need of Going"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 4: "Up Up Down Down Left Right..."Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 5: "I Was Lit As If From The Inside"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Eggs! No!"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 2: "The Hell of War"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 3: "Dogs"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 4: "Ticking of Clock"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 5: "The Sermons and Lectures..."Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Ode to Boudin Balls"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 2: "Alligators Lurk"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 3: "Two Haiku"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 4: "Carry River"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 5: "Homer in South St. Louis"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Ditch"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 2: "Airplane Rules"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 3: "July in Iowa after a Rain Storm"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 4: "July"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 5: "The Man, The Legend"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Item 6: "Appleby"Add to your cart.
Excerpt from poem, 6.5x13
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Firecracker Press - Robot with FlagAdd to your cart.
Postcard, two sided. 6x11
Item 2: The Magical Punch and Judy CirkusAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 3: Cherokee Street BikesAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 4: Patricia, Architect MemoriamAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 5: Dream Sounds, Pulitzer FoundationAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 6: Sounds WavesAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Wilders, concert broadsideAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 2: Bunnygrunt, concert broadsideAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 3: Creating is CreepyAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 4: El Cheapo Poster SaleAdd to your cart.
6.5x13. Duplicate included.
Item 5: Firecracker Press Sidewalk SaleAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Erasure, concert broadsideAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 2: Joe Fletcher, concert broadsideAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 3: Get Born Gets DeadAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 4: Hot Dogs for JapanAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 5: The May Day OrchestraAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cameron Matthews, concert broadsideAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 2: Firecracker Press, upcoming events - AugustAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 3: Firecracker Press, upcoming events - SeptemberAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 4: Firecracker Press, upcoming events - skullAdd to your cart.
6.5x13
Item 5: The Printmaker's SpecialAdd to your cart.
6.5x13. Duplicate included.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Lumberyard #4 Release PartyAdd to your cart.
6x15
Item 2: Tower Grove ParkAdd to your cart.
8.5x17.5
Item 3: Gonne/ YeatsAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cinco de Mayo, 2008Add to your cart.
11x17
Item 2: Cinco de Mayo, 2009Add to your cart.
11x17
Item 3: Cinco de Mayo, 2011Add to your cart.
11x17.5
Item 4: Cinco de Mayo, 2012Add to your cart.
11x17
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cinco de Mayo, 2010Add to your cart.
11x17
Item 2: STL Design WeekAdd to your cart.
11x17. Duplicate included.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Harvest Sessions, Tower Grove Farmer's Market - CornAdd to your cart.
11x17
Item 2: Harvest Sessions, Tower Grove Farmer's Market - CarrotAdd to your cart.
11x17
Item 3: Harvest Sessions, Tower Grove Farmer's Market - CabbageAdd to your cart.
11x17
Item 4: Harvest Sessions, Tower Grove Farmer's Market - PumpkinAdd to your cart.
11x17
Item 5: Harvest Sessions, Tower Grove Farmer's Market - PitchforkAdd to your cart.
11x17
Item 6: Harvest Sessions, Tower Grove Farmer's Market - GuitarAdd to your cart.
11x17
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Manual FeedAdd to your cart.
11x17. Duplicate included.
Item 2: Cicero's FunkfestAdd to your cart.
11x17
Item 3: Build the City for Lovers and FriendsAdd to your cart.
11.5x17
Item 4: River CityAdd to your cart.
12x18
Item 5: Whiskey Folk RamblersAdd to your cart.
12x18
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pecha Kucha NightAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: Busch Stadium, St. LouisAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: St. Louis Science CenterAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: Eat It (St. Louis Arch in background of boy riding bike)Add to your cart.
13x19
Item 5: Gateway Arch, St. LouisAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 6: St. Louise, Arch in backgroundAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Forest Park - Flights of FancyAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: Forest Park - No Passport RequiredAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: Forest Park - Fly SouthAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: Discover Nature - Missouri Department of ConservationAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1st Annual Art WalkAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: 2nd Annual Art WalkAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: 3rd Annual Art WalkAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: 4th Annual Art WalkAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 5: 5th Annual Art WalkAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Art Fair at LaumeierAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: Mad Art Hoosieratti Art PromAdd to your cart.
12.5x19
Item 3: 3rd Annual Art OutsideAdd to your cart.
12x19
Item 4: 4th Annual ArtopiaAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Iron ForkAdd to your cart.
12.5x17.25
Item 2: South Grand Tour STLAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: The Firecracker PressAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: The Printer's DevilAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 5: Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale, 2008Add to your cart.
13x19
Item 6: Cherokee Street Open HouseAdd to your cart.
13x19
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1st Annual Kemper Concert SeriesAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: 2nd Annual Kemper Concert SeriesAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: 3rd Annual Kemper Concert SeriesAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: 4th Annual Kemper Concert SeriesAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rock and Roll Poster ShowAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: Rock and Roll Craft Show 7Add to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: Rock and Roll Craft Show 8Add to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: Rock and Roll Craft Show 9Add to your cart.
13x19
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pokey La FargeAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 2: Jeremy DavenportAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: The Beatle Bob BashAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: The Beatle Bob Bash (Signed)Add to your cart.
13x19
Item 5: The Jam for JoplinAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mound City Music FestAdd to your cart.
12x19
Item 2: Opera Theatre of Saint LouisAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 3: Grand CenterAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 4: Play It LoudAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 5: Under the StarsAdd to your cart.
13x19
Item 6: Music in the ParkAdd to your cart.
13x19
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Observable Readings, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
12x19
Item 2: Observable Readings, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
12x19
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Firecracker Press (sandwich)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 2: Firecracker Press (haunted woods)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 3: Firecracker Press (balloon)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 4: Firecracker Press (moonshine)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Firecracker Press (snake)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 2: Firecracker Press (streamer)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 3: Firecracker Press (jar)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 4: Firecracker Press (snowball)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Item 5: Firecracker Press (moon)Add to your cart.
5.75x24
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lucasbrasi CD Release PartyAdd to your cart.
7x22
Item 2: Lucabrasi concertAdd to your cart.
7x22
Item 3: Seven and LapushAdd to your cart.
7x22.5
Item 4: Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale (hipster santa)Add to your cart.
8.75x23
Item 5: 4th Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday SaleAdd to your cart.
8.5x24
Item 6: 5th Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday SaleAdd to your cart.
10x23
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: 5th Annual Artopia, 2012Add to your cart.
10x20
Item 2: Holy PythonAdd to your cart.
11x20.5
Item 3: Bunnygrunt (concert), 2009Add to your cart.
11x20
Item 4: Iron Fork, 2012Add to your cart.
10x23
Item 5: 99%Add to your cart.
8x23
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Chicago landscapeAdd to your cart.
10x24
Item 2: New York landscapeAdd to your cart.
10x24
Item 3: San Francisco landscapeAdd to your cart.
10x24
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Schlafly Beer calendarAdd to your cart.
8.5x20
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: FrankensteinAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 2: DraculaAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 3: MummyAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 4: The OxAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 5: Secret Sound FestivalAdd to your cart.
13x13
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: La CalaveraAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 2: La CoristaAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 3: La LloronaAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 4: El BufonAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 5: El ChupacabrasAdd to your cart.
17x17
Item 6: El LuchadorAdd to your cart.
17x17
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Conservation Department of MissouriAdd to your cart.
16x21
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Firecracker Press - KY museumAdd to your cart.
18x24
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Finn's MotelAdd to your cart.
17.5x22.5
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pitch like a proAdd to your cart.
14x24
Item 2: How to play basketballAdd to your cart.
14x24
Item 3: Football basicsAdd to your cart.
14x24
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Busch Stadium (bikes)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Let them eat art, Bastille Day, 2006Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 2: Let them eat art, Bastille Day, 2007Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 3: Let them eat art, Bastille Day, 2008Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 4: Let them eat art, 4th annual, 2009Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 5: Let them eat art, 5th annual, 2010Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: SCOSaGAdd to your cart.
8.5x20
Item 2: Bottoms Up Blues GangAdd to your cart.
8.5x20
Item 3: Bottoms Up Blues GangAdd to your cart.
8.5x20. Duplicate.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Firecracker Press (lobster)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 2: Firecracker Press (dalmation)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 3: Firecracker Press (bicycle)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 4: Independent Art Market (ornaments)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 5: Independent Art Market (red trees)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 6: Independent Art Market (city)Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Manual FeedAdd to your cart.
7.5x17.5
Item 2: Escape from the CavesAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 3: Rumdrum RamblersAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 4: Elsinore with Dots not FeathersAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 5: Alley GhostAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 6: Richard RodriguezAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Glow in the ParkAdd to your cart.
6.5x19
Item 2: Art Studio, 2009Add to your cart.
6.5x19
Item 3: Firecracker Press (Art Outside), 2005Add to your cart.
6x19
Item 4: Two Turntables (Octopus)Add to your cart.
6.5x19
Item 5: Independent Art MarketAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 6: Independent Art MarketAdd to your cart.
8.5x19
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: On Madness (St. Louis University), 2012Add to your cart.
8x17
Item 2: DNA Gene Therapy (Washington University), 2012Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 3: Sukkah City, 2011Add to your cart.
8.5x19
Item 4: Disciplining the HumanitiesAdd to your cart.
8.5x20
Item 5: Hoedown for the Folk SchoolAdd to your cart.
8.5x20
Item 6: Off White Indie Wedding ShowAdd to your cart.
8.5x20
Drawer 18:14Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: 10 Year AnniversaryAdd to your cart.
27x41
Item 2: BoxersAdd to your cart.
27x41
Item 3: Grade AAdd to your cart.
27x41
Item 4: Lunik IIIAdd to your cart.
27x41
Item 5: Queen BAdd to your cart.
27x41
Item 6: Vitamin CAdd to your cart.
27x41
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: CowAdd to your cart.
24.75x37
Item 2: PigAdd to your cart.
24.75x37
Item 3: RoosterAdd to your cart.
24.75x37
Item 4: TroutAdd to your cart.
24.75x37
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Independent Art MarketAdd to your cart.
13.75x28.75

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