Just My Type owner launches new brand of prints, cards – Times-Standard

Lynn M. Jones is an artist and printmaker who runs Just My Type in Old Town. She has launched Lynn-oleum, a brand that she uses to market her original cards and prints.

“I’m not leaving Just My Type Letterpress behind,” Jones said in a prepared statement. “The store will remain open and continue to be a place where the community can come shop for cards, stickers, and fun things from local makers. But Lynn-oleum represents where I’m headed with the wholesale line. Everything I make has a linoleum block print on it, and well, having the name ‘Lynn’ is more convenient than I could have possibly asked for.”

Jones is proud to have moved to two businesses. Jones has been printing her art on vintage printing presses for over 20 years. Jones began her career in garages and warehouses. In 2016, she opened her first retail store, called Just My Type Letterpress Paperie. Her store grew through the pandemic and was eventually moved to larger premises in 2020.

Jones also launched her wholesale business, getting her linocut printed cards, stationery and stickers into boutique shops and bookstores across the country.

Jones’ cards won two awards from the Greeting Card Association, called the Louies, or “the Oscars of the greeting card world,” as she calls it and six more were finalists in 2021 and 2022.

Each Lynn-oleum print reflects Jones’ down-to-earth nature and goal to make the world a little kinder. Hand-carving images from linoleum blocks, Jones is inspired by the beauty, humor and joy found in every day moments. The vintage press is used to ink and press the linoleumblock onto small quantities of recycled papers. It is a striking, simple piece of art that celebrates handmade craftsmanship.

Jones explained that she is able to separate her stationery shop (from her wholesale line) and spend more time on her art and her passion for linoleum-block printing. She is excited to share her artwork and cards with the world.