FRESH OFF THE PRESS
Newsworthy tidbits featuring Partners in Print.
Immigrant Power, Collective Change
On September 11th PiP put the finishing touches on a special print celebrating OneAmerica’s 20th Anniversary. Founded immediately after 9/11/2001 to address discrimination against immigrant communities, OneAmerica builds movements led by people of color and their allies to create a more just, democratic, and compassionate society.
LEAD × PiP: Building Print Futures
Join us for Print Futures, a new free, quarterly series co-created with Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD) to support new voices in letterpress and create bridges between emerging printers doing great work in educational institutions, community centers, and professional shops.
Hamilton × PiP: Celebrating All Types
Join Partners in Print and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum for an international letterpress print exchange and put your unique wood type to good use celebrating diversity and inclusion. The exchange is limited to 50 participants who have also registered for this year’s virtual Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Wayzgoose, November 5–6, 2021.
LoLP × PiP: Everyone Welcome
Want to learn how leading letterpress pros from around the world do their thing in a fun, open, and friendly environment? Of course you do! That’s why PiP has partnered with the Ladies of Letterpress Conference (September 24–26, 2021) to produce two not-to-be-missed online workshops.
PiP Studio Tour: Seattle Art Book Fair (May 2021)
Partners in Print joined SABF for Makeready 2021, a free virtual event exploring the process of making an art book from start to finish. Online programming occurred over 3 weekends and included conversations, studio visits, workshops, and more. On May 29, Sukhie Patel and Jenny Wilkson gave a presentation about PiP’s history, programming, and projects.
Nothing Impresses Like Letterpress
In the Spring 2021 issue of Alta magazine, Seattle typographer John D. Berry celebrates the persistence of the Pacific Northwest letterpress print community amidst a pandemic defined by digital connections.
PiP’s Spring 2021 Fundraising Campaign
Partners in Print is excited to be a part of GiveBIG, Washington state’s annual nonprofit fundraising campaign. With your support we surpassed our financial goal to keep our presses rolling and programs growing in our inaugural year.
Hamilton Hang: Jenny Wilkson of Partners in Print
A pandemic can’t stop the presses — or the letterpress community! In this video event hosted by Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Jenny Wilkson discusses the evolution of PiP and how the letterpress community can collaborate in a time of social distancing.
Engage, Inform, Print, Repeat: How Printers Work and Play in Democracy
Representatives from Partners in Print, the Press at MICA, and the Amalgamated Coloured Printers Association led a discussion with civic leaders on the power of the printed word, better communication through art, and mobilizing communities!
Hope is Action! Print Exchange
“Hope is not an emotion, it’s an action.” That powerful reminder sparked the Hope is Action! Print Exchange, hosted by The Printing Museum. Printers across the country created meaningful works to share with their communities, inspire positive change, and put hope into action.
Words of Courage with Sierra Nelson, Ann Teplick, and Jenny Wilkson
WITS writers and PiP printers share the joy and heartbreak of helping young poets and patients of Seattle Children’s Hospital craft their own stories. The decade long collaboration between the Writers in the Schools program, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Partners in Print illustrates how letterpress printing makes a meaningful impact in our community.
Creators: Plan What You Can, But Prepare for Twists and Turns
“We had no idea what we were getting into.” Follow the twists and turns of the Kickstarter campaign to print and publish the epic poem One River: A Thousand Voices by Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. PiP’s Jenny Wilkson and Castro Luna offer valuable insights on navigating the uncharted waters of a crowdfunded letterpress project.
ACPA × PiP: Voter Mobilization Initiative
In 2020, PiP partnered with the Amalgamated Coloured Printers Association (ACPA) for a nationwide voter mobilization initiative, in which printer affiliates provided communities with posters encouraging voter engagement.
Words of Courage Highlight with EcoFibers
Eye-catching portfolios house the letterpress broadsides of young poets receiving treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Book and letterpress artists from Partners in Print share the process of lovingly handcrafting fine book cloth donated by EcoFibers into an elegant presentation for this purpose-driven project.
Partners in Print at the Seattle Design Festival 2020
Design in Public’s Seattle Design Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary with the theme “About Time.” In partnership with Design in Public, artists from PiP amplified your messages of hope, community, social justice and resilience. Watch the power of your words cut through the digital noise as printers crank on vintage Vandercook presses with old school ink and paper.
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