Before she hit the road, Durrie used a kickstarter campaign to raise funds and transform a vintage Chevy step van into a mobile letterpress print shop. (Letterpress is the traditional form of printing that involves using hand set lead and wooden letters or “type” to make one print at a time on a hand-operated press). Durrie is passionate about preserving the history of this handmade form by sharing it with those she meets on each stop along her tour.
It's outreach, yes. But, it’s also about the adventure. It's about learning from and experiencing the diverse cultures of the people represented by a myriad of map dots.
“I just love to travel, to experience this enormous country of ours. To pull into a new town, walk around, and see how other people live, learn about the things that are important to them. I'm looking forward to being inspired by the places this project will take me, and the people I will meet,” she states on her kickstarter page.
And, she’s still rolling! This month, it's on to the great state of Texas, east to Louisiana, on to Mississippi, and then down on to Florida. Check out her tour schedule and make your way out to an upcoming event in a city near you. And while you're at it, show her some of that good ole Southern hospitality.