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 APRIL 7, 2024

Print Futures is a free series spotlighting the next generation of emerging letterpress printers.

Celebrating Emerging Printers

Print Futures provides a new, unique platform for upward mobility in the letterpress community. To date, Print Futures has featured over 20 emerging artists and educators, whose virtual lightning talks and ensuing discussions build bridges, encourage, and support the next generation of printers. Print Futures is co-produced semi-annually by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD) and made possible by community support.

Spring 2024

Please join us for the next installment of Print Futures on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

Interested in presenting at Print Futures?

If you’re an emerging letterpress printer, we’d love to hear about your new and exciting work! The application process is open for the 2024 season. The next presentation opportunity is:

FALL (October 6, 2024): Applications due June 1, 2024.

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

Past Print Futures

Revisit the breadth of talent featured on Print Futures below. Watch, share, or catch up on presentations you’ve missed via LEAD’s YouTube channel.

Fall 2023

Season 3 of Print Futures kicked off on October 1, 2023 with presentations from Marcy Orwig, Ph.D. (Durand, WI), Nathan Sheridan (Glasgow, Scotland), and Natalie Tyree (Bowling Green, KY) about their work in letterpress printing. Moderated by Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California).

Collage of photographs: The Fall 2023 session of Print Futures features presentations from Marcy Orwig, Ph.D. (Durand, WI), Nathan Sheridan (Glasgow, Scotland), and Natalie Tyree (Bowling Green, KY). Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).
Images from Print Futures, Fall 2023

Spring 2023

The April 23, 2023 edition of Print Futures featured three short presentations, a Q&A, and breakout sessions. Kudos to featured emerging letterpress printers Dave Cwiok (Chicago, IL); Erica Honson (Philadelphia, PA); and Lee Turner (Greenville, NC); and moderator Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California).

Collage of photographs: The Spring 2023 session of Print Futures features presentations from letterpress printers Dave Cwiok (Chicago, IL), Erica Honson (Philadelphia, PA), and Lee Turner (Greenville, NC). Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).
Images from Print Futures, Spring 2023

Winter 2023

The February 5, 2023 edition of Print Futures featured three short presentations, a Q&A, and breakout sessions. Kudos to featured presenters Mariia Reshetova (Prague, Czech Republic); Paul Oh (Aiken, SC); Gregory Cowling (Berlin, Germany); and moderator Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California).

Collage of photographs: The Winter 2023 session of Print Futures will feature presentations from letterpress printers Mariia Reshetova (Prague, Czech Republic), Paul Oh (Aiken, SC), and Gregory Cowling (Berlin). Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).
Images from Print Futures, Winter 2023.

Fall 2022

The October 2, 2022 edition of Print Futures featured three short presentations, a Q&A, and breakout sessions. Kudos to featured presenters Matthew Jorgensen (Chicago, IL); Tess LeNoir (Seattle, WA); and Ruth Yeates (Birmingham, UK); and moderator Joshue Molina (Los Ángeles, California).

Images from the letterpress printers who presented in the Fall 2022 edition of Print Futures on October 2, 2022 (Matthew Jorgensen, Tess LeNoir, and Ruth Yeates). Print Futures is co-produced by Partners in Print and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design.
Images from Print Futures, Fall 2022.

Spring 2022

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).

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 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).

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.

Community Support

Partners in Print (PiP) and Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD) are deeply grateful for the support these organizations provide for Print Futures. Working together, we amplify our impact and further our missions.

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum logo

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum preserves history for creative use today and shares PiP’s vision of an inclusive and welcoming community of letterpress lovers.

Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

Logo for Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), was founded by Professor Gloria Kondrup to provide valuable support and service to the educational and professional communities by honoring the past and anticipating the future of typography.

MORE LETTERPRESS EVENTS

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

Pressing Onward with Partners in Print
March 16
Northwest Chapter, Guild of Book Workers
Shop Talk: Troubleshooting
March 30
Joshue Molina