Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) presents Playing With Words, an exhibition in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center’s first annual Wordplay, Minnesota’s largest celebration of readers, writers, and great books. MCBA has commissioned 14 letterpress printers from around the country to create an edition of broadsides featuring selections of text by writers Jericho Brown, Anders Carlson-Wee, Tina Chang, Franny Choi, Mark Conway, Ross Gay, Dobby Gibson, Mary Karr, Ed Bok Lee, Gregory Pardlo, Morgan Parker, and Natasha Trethewey.
Each semester, the Houghton Library at Harvard University hosts a series of workshops on letterpress printing. The last one for the spring term happens today from 3 to 5 p.m.
Participants (Harvard affiliates only) experience just how printing got done from the fifteenth century until hot metal typesetting in the nineteenth century rendered movable type commercially obsolete.
Initially released to theaters last year, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film becomes available on DVD & VOD today. Pressing On is a feature-length documentary that begins with a simple question: "Why hasn't letterpress died?"
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite artists and writers to submit applications for three exciting annual programs at The Center.
LETTERPRESS PRINTING & FINE PRESS PUBLISHING SEMINAR
The Spring 2016 Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers will take place Wednesday-Sunday, June 1-5, 10am-4pm. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials.
The Center for Book Arts' Education Program strives to engage a wide audience, providing beginning students and professional artists alike with a comprehensive and technically challenging curriculum. The Center for Book Arts is housed in a 5,000 sq. foot loft space in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, conveniently located near public transit, and features a fully equipped bindery and printshop for workshops and classes.