Just a quick note to say THANK YOU FOR GUIDING ME SAFELY HOME. Many of you have kept in touch via my blog and/or in person over this past year, but for those of you who haven't, here's the update: the truck made it around the country (a few times over) and returned home in one piece. Over 30,000 miles. 47 US states. 2 Canadian provinces. 179 CITIES. A billion (give or take) prints pulled along the way.
This has been an incredible journey and I have learned more than I thought possible - about printing, about myself, about this country... I met many of you along the way, and many other amazing people who missed out on the initial Kickstarter fundraiser, but who came through with a home-cooked meal, a comfy bed, a parking spot outside their house. The generosity I have encountered throughout these travels has been tremendous.
I'm back in Portland now (well, currently in NYC for a few days for the National Stationery Show - booth 2267!), readjusting to a life that doesn't move quite so fast. I've loved being back in my studio, seeing my friends, riding my bike... But I do miss the road - the excitement of each new day, each new place. I'm trying to take some of the lessons I learned while traveling - openness, trust, optimism, adventure - and apply them to my life back home.
The future of the truck is uncertain. I mean, I'm not getting rid of it or anything (I'm actually still kind of living in it), but I just don't yet have any plans for another tour or anything. Definitely a possibility, but I'm a ways off from starting to even think about that.
Please keep in touch, though! If you haven't already done so, you can join my mailing list, or follow on Facebook, Twitter (@typetruck), or Instagram (@typetruck). You can also subscribe to the blog, though the type-truck.com website will probably be pretty quiet for the next few months... I'm currently revamping my Power and Light Press website, and that should be ready to launch in another week or so. I'll be doing some blogging on that site - not about travel, but about printing, studio process, inspiration, dumb jokes... the usual.
Thank you all again - so much - for believing in this project from the very beginning. It has been life-changing.
With love and gratitude,