Please consider submitting images of your letterpress work for this
upcoming book- see details below.
We are seeking examples of the best in international contemporary
letterpress printing, to be considered for 'publication in a
forthcoming book with the working title of For the Love of
Letterpress,' from A&C Black Publisher, UK, a 200 year old publisher
now owned by Bloomsbury.
Communicating the love the authors, Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha
Chiplis, feel for the letterpress process and its result: the sensual,
printed artifact, the book will address the teaching and learning of
this vintage technology, particularly within art and design school
Work which speaks to the relationship of structure and concept is
sought. Examples of contemporary processes which expand the media's
boundaries and highlight its compatibility with the digital
environment are also desired. Formats considered will be: artist's
books, fine press publications, single sheets, and ephemera. Dummies
(including pencil, computer-generated, first proofs, and revised
proofs) are encouraged to be submitted as digital files with the final
piece as well.
A global gallery of professional and student work will be juried from
the submission of digital files.
Entries must be received by APRIL 23, 2012.
Authors' Biographies: Cathie Ruggie Saunders has taught letterpress
since 1984 in the Visual Communication Design Department of The School
of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and has coordinated its growth
from a few cases of type and one press, to over 529 cases and 7
presses. Martha Chiplis has been teaching at SAIC since 2008. Before
that, she worked sixteen years for the internationally recognized,
award-winning publisher and fine press Sherwin Beach Press as a
letterpress printer and designer.
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