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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer

with Estelita’s Library, Seattle
Sunday, April 28, 2024
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

Free hands-on letterpress art making & poster sale

Citizens of Seattle! Wield the power of the press by using a PiP Print Kit to print letterpress posters with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr!

Amos will also have affordable social justice art for sale: cash & carry. A portion of proceeds will benefit both Estelita’s Library and Partners in Print, nonprofits who share Amos’ belief in the power of words.

About the library

Estelita’s Library is a community library and gathering place featuring books focused on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements. The space and books are free to everyone and anyone.

Estelita’s Library
241 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144

About the artist

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (born 1950) was working a corporate job for AT&T when, at the age of 40, he discovered the art of letterpress printing on a tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Kennedy then devoted himself to the craft, earning an MFA at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and teaching at Indiana University. He now operates Kennedy Prints!, a communal letterpress center in Detroit. Borrowing words from social justice heroes Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and others, Kennedy layers bold statements on race, capitalism, history and politics in exuberant, colorful and one-of-a-kind posters. Kennedy has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazineand the Economist, and his work has been exhibited by the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and other institutions through the US. He was the subject of a 2012 feature-length documentary, Proceed and Be Bold! His new book, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: Citizen Printer comes out this June.