Project Reframe by Liz Geoffrey, Fall 2021 Print Futures presenter (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
Project Reframe by Liz Geoffrey, Fall 2021 Print Futures presenter (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
Programs

Print Futures

RETURNs JULY 17, 2022

Print Futures is a free, quarterly 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 quarterly series takes place online, via Zoom, and is free to attend.

The Summer 2022 edition of Print Futures will take place on Sunday, July 17.

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:

SUMMER (July 17, 2022): Applications for the Summer edition of Print Futures are due by June 20, 2022. Notifications will be sent by June 27, 2022.

FALL (October 2, 2022): Applications for the Fall edition of Print Futures are due by September 12, 2022. Notifications will be sent by September 19, 2022.

Please note: Applicants will need to sign into Google before they can view the form and upload files.

Past Print Futures

Spring 2022

The April 24, 2022 edition of Print Futures featured 3 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).

Images from the letterpress printers who presented in the Spring 2022 edition of Print Futures on April 24, 2022 (Julia Syrzistie, Melissa Aytenfisu, & Erin Moore). Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design.
Images from Print Futures, Spring 2022.

Winter 2022

The February 6, 2022 edition of Print Futures featured 3 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).

Images from the letterpress printers who presented in the Winter 2022 edition of Print Futures on February 6, 2022 (Cinthia Marisol Lozano, Sara Luz Jensen, & Matt Holmes).
Images from Print Futures, Winter 2022.

Fall 2021

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).

Images from the emerging printers who presented in the Print Futures virtual kickoff event on October 3, 2021.
Images from the Print Futures virtual kickoff event on October 3, 2021.

MORE LETTERPRESS EVENTS

PiP’s virtual letterpress classes and free events connect you with a welcoming, helpful printing community from all around the world.

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