|August 4, 2019||to||August 10, 2019|
Letterpress printing can be a slow process, but it can also be very spontaneous. Using a Vandercook proof press with magnet and Boxcar bases it is possible to print in a spontaneous manner composing the image as you print. Stainless steel wire combined with various sticky backed foams can be cut and manipulated to make shapes and lines quickly and can be altered as needed. P22Blox are shaped modules that can be combined and recombined to forms letters, frames, figures and more. The emphasis will be on experimentation and variation rather than on specific end products. Each participant will contribute a set sized sample print for a portfolio exchange. For more information go their website: Maine Media Workshops
Work continues on the edition of The Tragedy of King Lear. I hope to have the edition done for the Codex Book Fair 2019, Richmond, CA February 3-6, 2019 2019 Schedule of Events – CODEX VII 2019 – Codex Foundation
The project Order of Appearance: Disorder of Disappearance, printed for the Bodelian Bibliographic Press has been completed and the first copy has become a part of the collections at the Bodelian Libraries. Additional copies will be for sale at the Codex Book Fair in 2019. Robert Bolick visited and included a write-up of the project on his blog: Books On Books – Curated by Robert Bolick
|October 25, 2018||to||October 27, 2018|
I will be attending the joint conference of the American Print History Association and the Friends of Dard Hunter in Iowa City, IA, USA. More information: 2018 Conference – American Printing History Association
|October 21, 2018|
|1:00 pm||to||2:30 pm|
I will be giving a talk in the Center’s Assembly Room, free and open to the public.
|November 21, 2018|
|5:15 pm||to||6:15 pm|
I will be at the Bodleian Bibliographic Press as printer-in-residence October 29 to November 25, 2018. As a part of my residency, I will be giving a public lecture November 21 among other activities.
|September 12, 2018||to||September 14, 2018|
In the early part of the 20th century a group of Surrealists played a parlour game called Consequences where each player writes or draws on a piece of paper, folds it, and passes it on for further contributions. The game, initially done for fun, soon revealed its enriching and creative side.
The name for the game coined by the Surrealists is cadaver exquis, or exquisite corpse, and is the inspiration for Emily’s class. Using a variety of printing techniques, participants will produce various fanciful images that are passed on to the next person for additional input. It’s a collaborative exercise that stretches the usual comfort zone of a single individual. It is bound to throw up many surprises and open up new ways to look at imagery and interact with it.
Participants will execute fanciful or serious images of creatures (human or otherwise) and learn a wide variety of hand printing techniques using stencils, collage, relief printing from wire, hand-made stamps, gelatin printing and other paper decoration techniques. Each participant will make multiples of their images to be exchanged among the group and then each will bind these collected pages in to a book. A multiple set of prints will be made so that each student has a full edition of the results. The prints will finally be bound into a book, or perhaps even something more…
For more information go to the BINDING re:DEFINED website using this link: full details 2018
|October 29, 2018||to||November 25, 2018|
I am delighted to announce that I will be at the Bodleian Bibliographic Press as printer-in-residence October 29 to November 25, 2018.
|June 20, 2018||to||June 20, 2019|
A video showing King Leer: a Tragedy in Five Puppets in action is now on YouTube. King Leer video
Five puppets in a boxed set, four of the puppets have quotations from our 45th and current president. The 2016 election results turned my thoughts to the character of King Lear and from there they descended to King Leer. If Hillary Clinton had been elected maybe I would have gravitated to MacBeth. This project started with the spontaneous making of the beanbag puppet as a tension reliever in the winter of 2016. Sarah Bryant and Anna Embree introduced me to the robot puppet via Facebook in the spring of 2017. Those grasping hands set me off again. At that time, I decided to use the President’s own words against him. Each puppet has been made with the materials appropriate to their nature. Three of the puppets are paper with movable components: the flapping mouth, the jump-up, and the walking robot. The remaining two puppets are cloth and a sock with animated paper hair. The font used throughout is Arial Black with Apple Chancery for the opposite side of the jump up tab. All the paper is Chancery paper, a hemp and cotton blend, made by Tim Barrett and his team of student papermakers at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.