What is Print Futures?
Print Futures is a free, quarterly series that supports new voices in letterpress by building bridges between emerging letterpress printers doing great work in educational institutions, community centers, and professional shops. It is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).
The Spring 2022 edition of Print Futures will consist of three short presentations from emerging letterpress printers, time for Q&A, and break-out sessions hosted by printing peers. Please join us and be inspired by the extraordinary work being created by the next generation of letterpress printers from all over the world.
Who should register?
This event is geared toward emerging letterpress printers—whether college students, interns, students at community centers, or independent letterpress enthusiasts. All levels of experience are welcome.
Spring 2022 Presenters
Melissa Aytenfisu is a Canadian-born artist who specializes in a wide spectrum of media. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Alberta before eventually moving to Montreal to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University. During the years in between, Aytenfisu taught high school in Quebec, China and the United States while honing her craft and creating works that have appeared in exhibitions across multiple continents. Her experiences growing up in a multiracial family of nine and traveling through Africa, Asia, and North America have directed her artistic practice toward themes of identity, mobility and social justice. She was recently Artist in Residence at The Printing Museum in Houston, Texas.
Julia Syrzistie is a designer and printmaker, and a graduate of Communication Design from Glasgow School of Art, where she was first introduced to letterpress and book arts. Since graduating, she has been a printmaking resident at The Caseroom SWG3, Glasgow and Hot Bed Press, Manchester, as well as a freelance designer. She is currently undergoing further training in letterpress printing, bookbinding and papermaking at TYPA, a print center in Estonia.
Erin Moore is in their final semester at Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Printmaking and a Book Arts Minor. They are currently interning at Globe Collection and Press. They enjoy designing fonts from queer ephemera and working in the letterpress shop.
Future Print Futures Events
Interested in presenting at a future event, or want to see the variety of letterpress artists who have presented in the past? Print Futures takes place quarterly, and we want to hear about your new and exciting work!
Is Print Futures recorded?
All of PiP’s online programming is live and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and more conducive to forming personal connections. Events are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature.