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Name

Brian Allen

Gender

Male

Location

Durham, NC

Country

US

ZIP Code (if applicable)

27701

Birthdate

1952-06-16

Email

brian@artisanprinter.com

Make/model of press(es)?

Gietz Model 60 parallel impression platen 12×18; Hohner tabletop platen 9×12; Albion handpress, circa 1850, 18×24

Press or Business Name

Artisan | Printer

Printing for How Long?

off an on since 1978; in business 1992-97, 2007-now

Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?

printmaking, teaching letterpress printing

Apprentices or Interns Welcome?

Contact Me for Details

Bio

I had a career in digital font production, from 1982-2005, at Autologic, Imagen, IBM, Monotype Imaging. I’ve been involved with calligraphy and the arts of the book since the mid-70s. So I have one foot in the 15th Century and one in the 21st. Typography is my great love.I lived in the SF Bay area from 1998-2005 and loved being a part of the book arts community there (SFCB in particular).I live in Durham, NC now, and after surviving cancer have greatly simplified my life to focus on creating art and leaving a legacy. I enjoy sharing what I know about letterpress and typography. I have a studio in the Golden Belt Arts complex (http://www.goldenbeltarts.com/). My Gietz press (Swiss) is a thing of wonderment!

Website

artisanprinter.com

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