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Hamilton Hang

We miss you on a normal basis, but with all this social distancing we really want to see your smiling faces. So, please plan to join us for a Zoom call (or two or three) so we can chat for a bit. We are asking some of our friends from the print, design, and type worlds to be our guest and co-host for each zoom call. So we can see what they are up to and find out how you're doing.

Attendees: You. Open to the first 300 friends that join us.

Topic: What are our guest co-hosts doing? What are you up to? What are you making?

Duration: About an hour-ish.

Note: Meeting recorded and distributed for posterity's sake.

Currently Scheduled Dates for Hamilton Hangs:

REGISTER for Friday, April 30, 12:00pm Central with Joseph Velasquez of Drive By Press

We’ll learn about Joseph’s recent work and some history about Drive By Press. Joseph Velasquez is a Chicano artist and an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Florida Atlantic University. His work is heavily influenced by the murals, graffiti tags, placasos and tinta resonate that he encountered in San Fernando, CA, El Paso, TX and Austin, TX. He is the co-founder of both the Dirty Printmakers of America and of Drive By Press, a mobile print studio and print exhibition that has focused on engaging the public with contemporary printmaking practices.

REGISTER for Friday, May 7, 12:00pm Central, we will look at special pieces in the Hamilton Collection.

Benjamin Jones, who was scheduled for this date will be rescheduled.

We’ll check out what Benjamin is working on and we’ll talk about all things to do with presses! The Letterpress Mechanic team is a team of one, headed up by Benjamin Jones. Trained by the old guard of press experts, Benjamin specializes in Heidelberg Windmills, Chandler Price Old and New style, Non-Automatic Vandercook proof presses and can fix or restore most vintage letterpress machines.

REGISTER for Friday, May 14, 12:00pm Central with Tia Blassingame of Primrose Press and Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective

Proprietor of Primrose Press, Tia Blassingame is a book artist and printmaker exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception. Utilizing printmaking and book arts techniques, she renders racially-charged images and histories for a nuanced discussion on issues of race and racism. Blassingame is an Assistant Professor of Art at Scripps College, where she teaches Book Arts and serves as the Director of Scripps College Press. In 2019, she founded the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective, which has over thirty member. The collective brings scholars of Book History and Print Culture into conversation and collaboration with BIPOC book artists, papermakers, curators, letterpress printers, printmakers to build community, support systems.

REGISTER for Friday, June 4, 12:00pm Central with Radha Pandey of Halden Bookworks and Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective

Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has learned European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the United States. Her artists books are held in over 40 public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University. She runs Halden Bookworks with Johan Solberg.

REGISTER for Friday, June 11, 12:00pm Central with Travis Smith of The Press Room

We will get a tour of the Alamo Drafthouse Press Room and its vast collection of letterpress movie ad blocks. Their collection includes over 60,000 letterpress plates encompassing six decades of Hollywood filmmaking. We will hear more about all their big plans!


Don't miss the earlier Hamilton Hangs we've had:

Watch previous Hamilton Hangs in the playlist on our YouTube page.

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