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:
We’ll see the process behind Haypeep’s screenprinted artwork, which features grumpy, lumpy, ghost-like creatures situated in cramped, often humorous circumstances. Sage Perrott, aka Haypeep, is a printmaker and educator originally from West Virginia. She has degrees in printmaking from West Virginia University (BFA) and from Ohio University (MFA). Her prints, drawings, and zines have found their way into the hands of folks all over the United States and the world.
We’ll get a studio tour of Neu Haus Press, see laser cut wood type, and see work on a 200 ft letterpress mural install. Neu Haus Press was founded in 1996 by Chris Chandler when he acquired his first Vandercook Press in Venice Beach, CA. Through the years his love, talent, knowledge and collection of this vintage craft has grown. From 30 years working as a tour manager and sound engineer for bands he has had the privilege of sharing his passion of letterpress with musicians in collaborations with their art work.
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.
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.
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.
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