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Poster and type form for FREE THE BOOKS, an anti-book banning campaign created by Jennifer Farell of Starshaped Press. Images copyright © 2023 Starshaped Press.
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Shop Talk: Free the Books!

with Jennifer Farrell
Saturday, October 7
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Free

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What’s a Shop Talk?

The challenge of preserving a craft that predates the Google search by centuries requires some printer-to-printer networking! Shop Talks are for talking shop: comparing notes on equipment and techniques, finding sources for supplies, or sharing opportunities and talents. We gather around the virtual composing stone for these uncensored, unrecorded, free roundtables hosted by genial moderators on a monthly basis. There are no stupid questions, and mansplainers will be digitally escorted to a solo breakout room.  

This month’s letterpress topic

Let’s round out Banned Books Week (October 1–7) by sharing work that inspires activism and change. We’ll discuss the rise of book bans and ways printers can put their presses to work in the fight for free speech.

Are Shop Talks recorded?

All of PiP’s Shop Talk events are live, uncensored, and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature.

About the Moderator

Jennifer Farrell
Chicago, IL
Since 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press in Chicago, with a focus on designing & printing everything from business cards to posters, as well as custom commissions, wholesale ephemera and limited edition prints & books. All work in the studio is created with metal and wood type, making Starshaped one of the few presses in the country producing commercial work while preserving antique type and related print materials. Jennifer’s work has been repeatedly recognized in books, magazines and design blogs, and has appeared in poster shows throughout the USA and Europe.