Jessica C. White
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Challenge 15MP, Chandler & Price Old Style 10×15, Kelsey 5×8, and a Showcard Press
|Press or Business Name||
Heroes & Criminals Press
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Printing since 2005, bookbinding since 1997.
|Apprentices or Interns Welcome?|
Heroes & Criminals Press is my small printing and binding venture nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. The press specializes in fine press and artist books, letterpress prints, and a variety of printed ephemera and chapbooks.I studied iron casting as an undergrad at East Carolina University, and during the same time learned to repair books while working at a student job at the university library. Following a stint in book and paper conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Massachusetts, I moved to Iowa City where I earned an MFA in Printmaking and a certificate in Book Studies at the University of Iowa.I now work as a studio artist, teach workshops at Asheville BookWorks, papermaking and book arts at Warren Wilson College, and intro to printmaking at Western Carolina University.My book, Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods, is now available at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Letterpress-Now-Guide-Printing-Methods/dp/1454703296), or get a personalized signed copy directly from me at my shop (http://www.jessica-c-white.com/Shop.html).I am a co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress.