12" x 17"
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.
My name is Mikayla Zancanelli, and I am a recent graduate of Miami University's graphic design program. I was introduced to letterpress printing through a "letterpress for designers" course started by Erin Beckloff, and have been printing ever since! I love the physical interaction that the printing process requires. The tools & machines printer's use to create their final products become an intimate part of their daily life. They connect us to our final product on a deeper level, and connect us with each other! Letterpress printing seems to have a wonderful ability to bring communities together to share knowledge and support each other. I feel very lucky to have been introduced to this and am excited to see where this journey takes me!
Description of Process
"Respect" is one of a series of powerful one word posters. This piece reflects on Miami Universities' relationship with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. In 1846, years after Miami University was founded, many Myaamia people were forcibly removed from their homelands to lands that later become Kansas. They were removed a second time to lands in Indian Territory which later became the state of Oklahoma. Miami University has spent years since reconnecting with the Miami Tribe to create a relationship of understanding & respect, as well as to engage in future educational initiatives together.