Print Futures is a hot-off-the-press series highlighting emerging printers and their exciting work. The two-hour kickoff of this free, virtual series will take place on Sunday, October 3rd at 11:00am PDT (2:00pm EDT, 7:00pm BST) and consist of several short presentations followed by fun 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.
This event is geared toward emerging letterpress artists—whether college students, interns, or printers at community centers—but all ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Ann Ong lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. She is the owner of of Bright Press, a unique small business with a large collection of working vintage printing presses and equipment. She loves to explore printing using contemporary methods combined with traditional movable type.
Jackson Haley is a based out of Rockport, Massachusetts. He interned at Union Press in Somerville, Massachusetts and at Hatch Show Print, and currently works as a printer for Albertine Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts and co-owns and operates Saphead Printshop in Rockport, Massachusetts.
Mint Liu was born in San Diego, California. Initially a studio artist, they have continued their artistic practice in Visual Communication at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). They are currently a Lab Monitor for the SAIC Type Shop.
Lucas Novo lives in São Paulo, Brazil and is a recent graphic design graduate from the Senac University Center. His passion lies in woodcuts, folklore, newspapers, and typography.
Liz Geoffrey is a queer artist and letterpress printer based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They received their BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) in 2021 and they recently interned at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.
Maddy Underwood‘s affinity for analog processes has taken her to Switzerland, where she studied at Dafi Kuhne’s typographic workshop, to an internship at Hatch Show Print, and most recently to Penland to study with Brad Vetter. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY.
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 Art Center College of Design and a Master of Fine Arts 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.
Kalía Daily is a printer and painter based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Having received her MA and BFA from the University of Indianapolis, Daily currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Art & Design, also at the University of Indianapolis. Daily also served as the Graduate Project Lead on the Peat Project, a collaborative project documenting the 19th century type collection of David Peat.
After this October 3rd kickoff, look for an open call for emerging printer presentations and peer moderators on the LEAD website. The kickoff will be followed by quarterly one-hour Print Futures events, each featuring more new voices in print.
Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD) to support new voices in letterpress and to create bridges between emerging printers who are doing great work in educational institutions, community centers, and professional shops.