Visual Communication Design: News and Events
Pressing On & On: The Impact of Letterpress on Art & Design
Friday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., first floor
Letterpress printing as a commercial enterprise was well on its way to becoming almost completely obsolete by the 1980s. Fast forward, and today more design and arts programs than ever are setting up letterpress print shops. Society of Typographic Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are hosting a panel discussion about the impact of letterpress on art and design, in conjunction with Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, A Bayonet Media Film, and Graphic Means, A History of Graphic Design Production, Briar Levit, Director/Producer, showing at the Music Box Theater September 19.
Scheduled to appear:
Paul Brown—Featured in the film "Pressing On" (Indiana University)
Martha Chiplis—Coauthor of the book "For the Love of Letterpress" (SAIC)
Cathie Ruggie-Saunders—Coauthor of the book "For the Love of Letterpress" (SAIC)
Vlda Sacic—(Northeastern Illinois University)
JOIN US FOR THE CONVERSATION! This event is a part of STA's week-long Design & Letterpress Series.
Event Sponsors: Sherwin Beach Press, The Caxton Club, SAIC Department of Visual Communication Design, Field Notes, Chirp Radio