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Hot Off The Letterpress

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Like a true Phoenician, Nancy Hill is sick of the heat. And like a true creative, she's taking it out on her letterpress and a few coasters.

Hill owns Hazel and Violet INK in downtown Phoenix. During a busy First Friday, she was pumping out her coasters, aptly printed "HOT AS HELL".

Yes, it's been a record summer for blazing temperatures (as well as humidity and a few memorable haboobs). And yes, a ton of Downtown businesses and studios, including Hill's, Phoenix are equipped with a/c units and or swamp coolers that don't quite cut it when it's more than 110 degrees on a Friday afternoon.

Instead of complaining, Hill laid out her message in a bold typeface, slathered the ink, and started printing.

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You can check out the coasters and more of Hill's work at Hazel and Violet, 714 N. Fourth St. in Phoenix or on the studio's website.


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