Print Futures
Yoonjung Cho, MICA '21 at Globe Collection and Press at MICA
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Print Futures

New for FALL 2021

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

Celebrating Emerging Printers

Print Futures is a quarterly series that supports new voices in letterpress by building bridges between emerging 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).

Thank you for attending the kick-off!

Print Futures debuted on October 3, 2021 with a two-hour virtual event consisting of several short presentations from six 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).

All Are Welcome

This event is geared toward emerging letterpress printers—whether college students, interns, or printers at community centers—but all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

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

Please join us and be inspired by the extraordinary work being created by the next generation of letterpress artists. 

Download a Print Futures flyer and help spread the word to students, recent graduates, apprentices, mentors, and instructors. Share and post it in your school, art studio, or community print shop.

Upcoming Print Futures Events   

Print Futures takes place online quarterly, via Zoom, and is free to attend. Each free session is one hour long and features new voices in print. 

The next Print Futures event will take place in February 6, 2022. Subscribe to PiP’s newsletter to be notified and learn about other letterpress events.

Interested in presenting or moderating?

The next open call for emerging printer presentations and peer moderators is in late fall 2021. We’ll provide a link on this page when it is announced by our partners at Letterpress Educators of Art & Design (LEAD).

A Note for Educators

Teachers, bring the letterpress community to your classroom by making Print Futures a part of your course work.

  • Invite all of your students. We welcome anyone interested in letterpress printing, regardless of experience.
  • Field trip! Meet as a class and join a session as one group in Zoom.
  • Ask students to attend and offer a reflection as, or in lieu of, a meeting or task — or for extra credit!
  • Have students dive deeper by proposing ideas to enter in a future call for presenters. 

Look beyond printmaking students, and reach out to those interested in design, typography and book arts. Spread the word to students and colleagues by posting a Print Futures flyer in your department, classroom, art studios, and library.

MORE LETTERPRESS EVENTS

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