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Hope Amico

A beautiful reprint of the second issue of Where You From, the zine about hometowns. Various authors (including our own Joshua James Amberson) give their thoughts on where they’re from. And it’s wonderful. A fascinating study of place, home, community, identity, and so much more.

Edited by Hope Amico of the great Keep Loving, Keep Fighting zine and the[ continued ]

There are a lot of things I love about this little zine. Its subject, for one (hometowns!). But also its wonderful nostalgia, its sadness, its subtle beauty. I also love that most the authors seem to be in their early to mid-30's and have this tempered idealism. Many are coming home or pining for home, or wanting to find home, or wishing they'd got out and it's so beautiful and tragic, all at once...[ continued ]

A beautiful reprint of this now-classic zine about New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

68 pages, quarter-size. Letterpressed covers, rubber-band binding.

The truth. From letterpress artist Hope Amico. 3"x5" on chipboard. Part of her letterpressed postcard subscription series.

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The most adorable thank you card ever made. Small cats on a postcard from letterpress artist Hope Amico.

4"x5". Part of her letterpressed postcard subscription series.

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A ridiculously pretty castle from Hope Amico's Keep Writing letterpress postcard series.

"Do you remember Anita Hill? I was a teenager when she testified that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her at work. He became a Supreme Court Judge anyway but it was the beginning of anti-harassment policies in the workplace. Anita Hill withstood a lot of criticism and ridicule, most of which had little or nothing to do with her testimony. Here is a reminder that her work and words are important...[ continued ]

"You're Doing a Good Job at Life Right Now." A letterpressed postcard from Hope Amico.

Reflections on life in late '80s/early '90s small town New Hampshire, set against major news events of the time period. From the Challenger explosion to the L.A. Riots to hometown police brutality, Hope covers a lot of ground and does it well.

She reflects on her teenage perception of these events and the discussions she wishes teachers and family would have had around them, but also leaves space to think about what draws people to her home state and tell the story of a spiritual path that started with a minimum wage job bussing tables...[ continued ]

Sale! Brilliantly-styled Mad Libs holiday card from Hope Amico. Letterpressed and already stamped!

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