RETURNs OCTOBER 2, 2022
Print Futures is a free series spotlighting the next generation of emerging letterpress printers.
Celebrating Emerging Printers
Print Futures supports new voices in letterpress by building bridges between emerging letterpress printers doing great work in educational institutions, community centers, and professional shops. It is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).
All Are Welcome
Print Futures is geared toward emerging letterpress printers — whether college students, interns, or printers at community centers — but all ages and levels of experience are welcome. This presentation series takes place online, via Zoom, three times a year and is free for all to attend.
Print Futures is taking a summer break! The Fall 2022 edition will take place on Sunday, October 2.
Interested in presenting at Print Futures?
The application for future presenters is open. If you’re an emerging letterpress printer, tell us about your new and exciting work! The next opportunities are:
WINTER (February 5, 2023): Applications for the Winter 2023 edition of Print Futures are due by October 29, 2022. Notifications will be sent in November 2022.
SPRING (April 23, 2023): Applications for the Spring 2023 edition of Print Futures are due by February 26, 2023. Notifications will be sent in March 2023.
FALL (October 1, 2023): Applications for the Fall 2023 edition of Print Futures are due by May 21, 2023. Notifications will be sent in June 2023.
Please note: Applicants will need to sign into Google before they can view the form and upload files.
Past Print Futures
The April 24, 2022 edition of Print Futures featured three short presentations, a Q&A, and breakout sessions. Kudos to featured presenters Julia Syrzistie (Tartu, Estonia); Melissa Aytenfisu (Houston, Texas); Erin Moore (Baltimore, MD); and moderator Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California).
The February 6, 2022 edition of Print Futures featured three short presentations, a Q&A, and breakout sessions. Kudos to featured presenters Cinthia Marisol Lozano (Oakland, California); Sara Luz Jensen (Salt Lake City, Utah); Matt Holmes (United Kingdom); and moderator Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California).
Print Futures debuted on October 3, 2021 with a two-hour virtual event consisting of six short presentations from letterpress printers from around the world. It was followed by break-out sessions hosted by printing peers.
LEAD and PiP thank the brave printers and moderators who shared their work and made the inaugural event a success: Ann Ong (Perth, Western Australia); Jackson Haley (Rockport, Massachusetts); Mint Liu (Chicago, Illinois); Lucas Novo (São Paulo, Brazil); Liz Geoffrey (Milwaukee, Wisconsin); Maddy Underwood (Rochester, NY); Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California); and Kalía Daily (Indianapolis, Indiana).
MORE LETTERPRESS EVENTS
PiP’s virtual letterpress classes and free events connect you with a welcoming, helpful printing community from all around the world.