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).
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.