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Hamilton Wood Type Wayzgoose 2014

Hamilton Wood Type Museum | Iron Leaf Press

Last weekend was the 6th annual Hamilton Type Museum Wayzgoose. Although I’ve been to many other printing related events (read about the Ladies of Letterpress Type on Cob and…

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Added by Danielle Chargo on November 18, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

12x18 C&P for sale

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Added by Reka Juhasz on October 1, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

In Which I Get a Ladies of Letterpress Scholarship & Print on a Heidelberg Windmill

This past June I was lucky enough to receive a LoLP scholarship!

I currently operate a 10 x 15 C & P with a foot treadle. Graduating to automated…

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Added by Kate on August 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Caveworks Press title coming!

Caveworks Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Shadow Affair, by Julie Russell-Steuart, August 2014. Pre-orders are now open while the book is in production. Pre-order here.

The Shadow Affair is a short fiction piece strong on poetic language and visual imagery. On the face of it, a…

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Added by Julie Russell-Steuart on July 17, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

LOL Scholarship Report: Letterpress at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, June 2014

For two intense but pleasantly engaging weeks I studied techniques for "Drawing at the Vandercook" under the expert tutelage of Sarah Langworthy (Professor at The University of Iowa Center for the Book) and her teaching assistant, Kim Maher (recent UICB graduate). My purpose for taking this particular session was a desire to get beyond my habitual use of type and photo generated line art and expand into more colorful and nuanced image making to use in book…

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Added by Nancy Stock-Allen on June 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Teaching Papermaking/Book Arts with UGA Studies Abroad

I am honored to be teaching Papermaking/Bookarts this summer with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Woo-hoo!

Added by Joey Hannaford on May 14, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

All Set

Added by Susan Carter Morgan on April 28, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Getting Started

I took my first workshop last fall in Northern VA and was hooked. Followed that up with some individual workshops at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond. I hadn't planned on buying a press yet, but a small Morgan Line O'Scribe was available, and I've had great fun learning to ink and set type the past few weeks. I bought a Boxcar base, too, so I could work with plates. 

It's not easy doing one print at a time, as I have to reset the pressure each time (it's an adjustable roller) and…

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Added by Susan Carter Morgan on April 21, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Juried Show Open Call - due April 24, 2014

OPEN CALL for Works on Paper 2014, NY.
Artists working in Prints & Broadsides, Books, Photography, Mixed Media may submit work via email for this juried exhibition at Intima Gallery in upstate NY. Shipping/Delivery of Accepted Works to Intima Press, NYC. More info at: http://intimapress.com/ny-gallery/

Added by Mindy Belloff on April 13, 2014 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Julia Ferrari and the Golgonooza Press and Type Foundry in New Hampshire

An interview with Julia Ferrari plus historical background on women in printing and type founding:

http://designtraveler.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/when-death-doth-us-part-widowhood-and-printing-presses/

Added by Nancy Stock-Allen on March 17, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Vandercook Maintenance Workshop • Paul Moxon Chattanooga, TN, Mar 8 & 9, 10 am - 4 pm

The Open Press in Chattanooga, TN, will be hosting a Vandercook Maintenance Workshop, taught by Paul Moxon. The workshop will run Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 from 10:00 am - 4 pm. More info here:…

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Added by Wendy Halvorson on February 19, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Paul Moxon Vandercook Workshops in Baltimore

An announcement- there will be 2 1-day Vandercook Maintenance workshops the first weekend in February in Baltimore, taught by Paul Moxon of Vandercookpress.info and the Vanderblog. More info here: http://fameorshame.com/workshops/upcoming/

Feb 1, Saturday: Towson University: They have 2 Universal 1's so it will  be a good opportunity to really learn about this press. Register here: …

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Added by Val Lucas on January 7, 2014 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Letterpress + Artists' Books Research

I am currently carrying out a survey on letterpress + artists' books as part of my PhD. research, at The Centre For Fine Print Research at The University Of The West Of England, Bristol, UK.

I am interested in gaining information from both letterpress practitioners, and letterpress practitioners who make artists' books.

- please participate at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/90835JNRMW

Many thanks

Angie

Added by Angie Butler on October 14, 2013 at 4:31am — No Comments

looking for anarchist printers

I am writing a book about the role of letter presses and printers in anarchist communities from the Paris Commune to the present. By "anarchist" I mean both those who identify themselves as anarchists and those who may use other terms but are friendly toward an anti-capitalist politics that builds communities and nurtures autonomy. I have discovered a number of women printers in the classical anarchist communities (1880s-1940s). I've also found that printers were central to these…

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Added by Kathy Ferguson on August 17, 2013 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Presses for sale in Kansas - Heidelberg Windmill & 2 C&Ps

I have three presses for sale that are in amazing condition all have new rollers and have been recently used.

The Heidelberg Windmill is $4000. Included is a single phase converter so you can run it from your basement or garage without needing to find a space with 3-phase electricity. This converter was quite an investment for me. The rollers are new and it comes with many accessories.

The 8x12 Chandler & Price is $2000. It has new rollers and a variable speed…

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Added by Elizabeth Evans on July 30, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Tour de Lead Graffiti

At Lead Graffiti in Newark, Delaware, for the past three years we've been following the Tour de France and printing via letterpress 23 posters in 23 days that parallel the Tour's stages. The content of the posters is based on the events of each stage of the Tour. The look of the poster falls out of what we see.

We often invite people to work with us and today we have Kseniya Thomas in the house.

We would love for you to follow along. It is an interesting…

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Added by Jill Cypher on July 6, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

Call for Entries: The Illustrated Accordion

Call for Entries

KBAC Third Annual Illustrated Accordion

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) announces a call to artists for the non-juried exhibition “The Illustrated Accordion,” which will be held in the KBAC Gallery, May 3, 2013. Open to all emerging and established artists, this annual exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. All media, variations, and interpretations of this style of book will be accepted and included in the exhibition. There is a $15…

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Added by katie platte on March 29, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Letterpress 101 Printshop: Spread the word!

Hey lady printers! 

We sisters at Hartford Prints! are running our first ever Letterpress 101 Printshop and need your help in getting the word out! Below is a little blurb about the fun & fabulous weekend, as well as all the info. 

Ever wonder what it feels like to run a pristine piece of paper through a vintage press? Wish you could rummage through drawers of old metal type? Find yourself nostalgic for the creative process of communication, rather than waiting for the…
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Added by Hartford Prints! on March 19, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Invitation, "Homegrown Alphabets" - BookWorks

Deadline for Entries - March 15, 2013



Homegrown Alphabets is an exhibit intended to showcase the exciting ways in which type design and printing come together to form refined letterforms as well as wildly experimental letterforms. Homegrown Alphabets will be on exhibit in the BookWorks Gallery,…

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Added by Laurie Corral on February 12, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. on Indiegogo

Anyone who was at the Ladies of Letterpress conference in April got to see "Proceed and Be Bold," about the life and work of letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.  He now has a project on Indiegogo -- The Detroit Printing Plant -- with 5 days left.  Perks range from a postcard ($5) to having him and his equipment moving in with you ($50 million).  In between, there's a Mystery Perk for $10, prints and posters, and opportunities for workshops in his (new?) space.  Details are here:…

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Added by Nina Ardery on December 12, 2012 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

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