Lake Michigan Book Press Blog

Long time, no read.

Crystal Shaulis

Long time, no read.

My goodness, it has been a minute, hasn't it? This whole blog and Artist Spotlight thing has fallen by the wayside which is insane because so many of you have been sharing your beautiful art work all across Instagram! There have been so many posts floating around my brain - visits to awesome places -- and photos taken that were shared elsewhere but not here. One such visit was to the Gwen Frostic print studio here in Michigan. THAT WAS IN 2017. Yes. I had every intention of making a nice detailed post about it. But it never happened. The...


Artist Spotlight: Lydia Futral

Crystal Shaulis

Artist Spotlight: Lydia Futral
Welcome to our sixth Artist Spotlight featuring Georgia illustrator and artist Lydia Futral! Every three months, we interview a fellow creative to showcase their work and ideas, and peek into their very own Lake Michigan Book Press sketchbook.

Artist Spotlight: Kirsten Cooner

Crystal Shaulis

Artist Spotlight: Kirsten Cooner

Welcome to our fifth Artist Spotlight featuring Virginia artist Kirsten Cooner! Every other month, we interview a fellow creative to showcase their work and ideas, and peek into their very own Lake Michigan Book Press sketchbook. What is your background in art? I won’t bore you with stories about how I began working with art at a young age, because in many ways I didn’t. My childhood was spent tinkering with my dad’s woodworking scraps and mother’s craft closet. The concept of working as an artist was never presented as an option for me, and when I started art school...


Artist Spotlight: Nolan Flynn

Crystal Shaulis

Artist Spotlight: Nolan Flynn

Welcome to our fourth Artist Spotlight featuring Kalamazoo artist Nolan Flynn! Every other month, we interview a fellow creative to showcase their work and ideas, and peek into their very own Lake Michigan Book Press sketchbook. At what age did you know that you would pursue art professionally? What helped spur this passion, and how did you go about making it a reality?  There was never really a point at which I decided to pursue art, not one distinguished pivotal time. I can never really think of a time I didn't do art. My wonderful mother was an art teacher and...


Wut. Another book press?

Crystal Shaulis

Wut. Another book press?

Yes, ladies and gentleman, another book press has arrived at the Lake Michigan Book Press studio. Before you ask, no, this was not a 'planned' addition. She was a surprise. Now, I love making these posts because there's always something a bit interesting to share about these antiques. And I'm going to ramble for a bit but stay with me here. You see, I was at home minding my own business when an email popped in from my co-worker, Katie, at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. She mentioned a man in the UP (upper peninsula of Michigan) called and had a book...