Letterpress show at The Compound Gallery in Oakland
- THE ART OF LETTERPRESS
(February 11th-March 25th, 2012)
1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608 510.601.1702
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11th, 6-9pm
Closing Tea: Sunday, March 25th, 3-6pm
Featuring work by: Lisa Berman, Matt Chase, Tim Fite, Rachel Foster, Vanessa Huang, Jemmy Joe, Claire Kessler-Bradner, Brian Kring, Mary Laird, Studio Lorzig, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Rebecca Peters, Lisa Rappaport, Two Fine Chaps, Vanessa Huang, Jemmy Joe and more.
Co-curated with Rebecca Peters
The Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA is pleased to present The Art of Letterpress, an exhibition celebrating the bygone era of letterpress printing. A visual panegyric in honor of this distinctive form of artistry, The Art of Letterpress features some of the finest letterpress artists in the Bay Area and beyond. Today, we text, email, and print at the touch of a button, making it easy to forget how labor intensive it was to simply make a sentence and reproduce it multiple times. In an increasing digital age, people long for something that is tangible and tactileanalog. The characteristic texture, ink, and surface of letterpressed text declares it an antiquated champion of typography.
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TYPEFACE THE MOVIE SCREENING
Free Screening for our Art Movie Night on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012, 9pm
In a time when people can carry computers in their pockets and watch TV while walking down the street, Typeface dares to explore the twilight of an analog craft that is freshly inspiring artists in a digital age. The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth and the lineage of American graphic design. At Hamilton, international artisans meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique.