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Colorful letterpress print (blue-purple-pink background underneath a collage of black letters that represent the visualization of music) by Lee Turner, Print Futures presenter (Spring 2023). Print Futures is a program of Partners in Print (PiP), a Seattle-based non-profit arts organization, and is co-produced by Letterpress Educators of Art and Design (LEAD).
Print by Lee Turner, Spring 2023 Print Futures presenter
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Print Futures: Spring 2023

with PiP ✕ LEAD
Sunday, April 23
11:00 am – 12:15 pm PDT


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What is Print Futures?

Print Futures is a free 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 takes place three times a year and is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).

Spring 2023 Presenters

Dave Cwiok (Chicago, IL)

Dave is a motion based designer and artist. His education started in graphic design, and now explores the world through After Effects and Letterpress. Whether it be through animation or metal-type pressed into a page, Dave is always planning for the next adventure.

Erica Honson (Philadelphia, PA)

Erica is a book artist, printmaker, and papermaker in Philadelphia, PA. They are the letterpress studio assistant at Common Press at the University of Pennsylvania, and a collaborative offset lithographer at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts. They teach letterpress in the MFA Book Arts & Printmaking program at the University of the Arts, undergraduate printmaking at UArts and the Delaware College of Art and Design, and book and print workshops around Philadelphia.

Lee Turner (Greenville, NC)

Lee is a MFA Candidate at East Carolina University whose graphic design work combines letterpress printing with information design. She seeks to demonstrate that information design can function to both visually communicate quantitative figures and alter how the audience views sets of numbers — while blurring the lines between art, design, and information. Lee is interested in merging the qualitative and quantitative attributes of letterforms and typesetting to create images imbued with layered meaning.

Collage of photographs: The Spring 2023 session of Print Futures features presentations from letterpress printers Dave Cwiok (Chicago, IL), Erica Honson (Philadelphia, PA), and Lee Turner (Greenville, NC). Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).
Spring 2023 Print Futures presenters, left to right: Lee Turner, Dave Cwiok, and Erica Honson

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.

Is Print Futures recorded?

All of PiP’s online programming is live and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and conducive to forming personal connections. Events are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature.

About the Moderator

Joshue Molina
Los Ángeles, CA
Joshue Molina is a visual artist and designer of Salvadorian descent, born and raised in South East Los Ángeles. Molina earned a BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from ArtCenter College of Design and an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design. The power of imagery has always been a fixation for Molina; this innate focus has facilitated his creative growth. While his practice is image-based, it encompasses a range of analog processes in photography, printmaking, and design. He currently teaches and manages Archetype Press at ArtCenter College of Design.

Community Support

Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD) are deeply grateful for the support these organizations provide for Print Futures. Working together, we amplify our impact and further our missions.

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

Logo for Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) was founded by Professor Gloria Kondrup to provide valuable support and service to the educational and professional communities by honoring the past and anticipating the future of typography.