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In conjunction with the present exhibition, Faithful Mirror: The
Printing Press in Minnesota, 1849-1999, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
is pleased to announce the following upcoming lectures and special
workshops:

Making a Good Impression: Considering Printing Type
Lecturer: Stan Nelson
Saturday, April 10, 7-8 PM
Fee: Free
Limit: 40, reservations recommended
What role has metal printing type played in its five and a half century
history? How will digital/photochemical platemaking processes effect its
future use in letterpress printing? This presentation will give past and
present perspectives on the character of type?considering design,
manufacture and physicality?and its undeniable impression on the history
of printing, fine and otherwise.

Punchcutting &Typecasting: A Demonstration
Instructor: Stan Nelson
Saturday, April 10, 2-4 PM
Fee: $15, $13.50 members
The process of type-making is an astonishingly intricate and rarified
art, from initial design through the careful process of punchcutting,
creation of moulds, and final hand-casting of individual characters.
Stan Nelson, Specialist/Curator at the Smithsonian, is one of few
individuals presently practicing these skills and offers a unique
opportunity to examine typefounding processes through demonstration and
discourse.

A Brief History of Hatch Show Print
Lecturer: Jim Sherraden
Friday, May 7, 7-8:30 PM
Fee: Free
Limit: 40, reservations recommended
Jim Sherraden, Curator and Manager of Hatch Show Print will present a
chronological history of one of America's oldest working letterpress
design facilities. Beginning with Hatch's first job in April 1879,
meandering through its contributions of mid- and early 20th century
vaudeville, circus, minstrel and country music posters, Sherraden will
discuss its graphic design impact on southern culture. The lecture will
conclude with examples of Hatch's contemporary work of posters, CD
designs, graphics and advertising agency clients, as well as Sherraden's
monoprints. Several posters and postcards will be given away during the
lecture.

Big Ol' Darned Posters
Instructor: Jim Sherraden
Saturday, May 8, 10 AM-5 PM
Fee: $67, $60.30 members, plus a
$12 supply fee
Limit: 10
Since 1879, Hatch Show Print has produced large-scale promotional
posters for Nashville, Tennessee enterprises; under the current
management of Jim Sherraden, the shop has received national acclaim in
design and letterpress printing realms for its distinctive bold style.
Participants in this workshop may explore the raw graphic styles innate
in visual posters. Design and planning, working with wood type as found
images, layering, and multi-color printing are addressed and combined as
students create broadsheets with a selection of blocks and artwork from
Hatch Show Print and type from local sources.

Jane Swisshelm: Women, Print and Politics
Lecturer: Julie Allison
Friday, May 14, 7-8 PM
Fee: Free
Limit: 40, reservations recommended
Julie Allison, journalist and journalism instructor from Austin, Texas,
will present her research on women and print, focusing on Jane Grey
Swisshelm, printer and journalist. A vocal abolitionist and editor of
the St. Cloud Visitor and St. Cloud Democrat from 1857-1863, Swisshelm
was a controversial character in early Minnesota. Allison will discuss
how she became personally interested in Swisshelm's story, what led some
citizens of St. Cloud to dump Swisshelm's type into the Mississippi
River, and how this Minnesotan constantly challenged conventional ideas
of women's roles.

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Minnesota Center for Book Arts
24 North Third Street
(612) 338-3634
(612) 338-1562 (fax)
http://www.mnbookarts.org


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In conjunction with the present exhibition, <I>Faithful Mirror: The Printing
Press in Minnesota, 1849-1999</I>, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased
to announce the following upcoming lectures and special workshops:

<P>Making a Good Impression: Considering Printing Type
<BR>Lecturer: Stan Nelson
<BR>Saturday, April 10, 7-8 PM
<BR>Fee: Free
<BR>Limit: 40, reservations recommended
<BR>What role has metal printing type played in its five and a half century
history? How will digital/photochemical platemaking processes effect its
future use in letterpress printing? This presentation will give past and
present perspectives on the character of type&shy;considering design, manufacture
and physicality&shy;and its undeniable impression on the history of printing,
fine and otherwise.

<P>Punchcutting &amp;Typecasting: A Demonstration
<BR>Instructor: Stan Nelson
<BR>Saturday, April 10, 2-4 PM
<BR>Fee: $15, $13.50 members
<BR>The process of type-making is an astonishingly intricate and rarified
art, from initial design through the careful process of punchcutting, creation
of moulds, and final hand-casting of individual characters. Stan Nelson,
Specialist/Curator at the Smithsonian, is one of few individuals presently
practicing these skills and offers a unique opportunity to examine typefounding
processes through demonstration and discourse.

<P>A Brief History of Hatch Show Print
<BR>Lecturer: Jim Sherraden
<BR>Friday, May 7, 7-8:30 PM
<BR>Fee: Free
<BR>Limit: 40, reservations recommended
<BR>Jim Sherraden, Curator and Manager of Hatch Show Print will present
a chronological history of one of America's oldest working letterpress
design facilities. Beginning with Hatch's first job in April 1879, meandering
through its contributions of mid- and early 20th century vaudeville, circus,
minstrel and country music posters, Sherraden will discuss its graphic
design impact on southern culture. The lecture will conclude with examples
of Hatch's contemporary work of posters, CD designs, graphics and advertising
agency clients, as well as Sherraden's monoprints. Several posters and
postcards will be given away during the lecture.

<P>Big Ol' Darned Posters
<BR>Instructor: Jim Sherraden
<BR>Saturday, May 8, 10 AM-5 PM
<BR>Fee: $67, $60.30 members, plus a
<BR>$12 supply fee
<BR>Limit: 10
<BR>Since 1879, Hatch Show Print has produced large-scale promotional posters
for Nashville, Tennessee enterprises; under the current management of Jim
Sherraden, the shop has received national acclaim in design and letterpress
printing realms for its distinctive bold style. Participants in this workshop
may explore the raw graphic styles innate in visual posters. Design and
planning, working with wood type as found images, layering, and multi-color
printing are addressed and combined as students create broadsheets with
a selection of blocks and artwork from Hatch Show Print and type from local
sources.

<P>Jane Swisshelm: Women, Print and Politics
<BR>Lecturer: Julie Allison
<BR>Friday, May 14, 7-8 PM
<BR>Fee: Free
<BR>Limit: 40, reservations recommended
<BR>Julie Allison, journalist and journalism instructor from Austin, Texas,
will present her research on women and print, focusing on Jane Grey Swisshelm,
printer and journalist. A vocal abolitionist and editor of the St. Cloud
Visitor and St. Cloud Democrat from 1857-1863, Swisshelm was a controversial
character in early Minnesota. Allison will discuss how she became personally
interested in Swisshelm's story, what led some citizens of St. Cloud to
dump Swisshelm's type into the Mississippi River, and how this Minnesotan
constantly challenged conventional ideas of women's roles.

<P>--
<BR>Minnesota Center for Book Arts
<BR>24 North Third Street
<BR>(612) 338-3634
<BR>(612) 338-1562 (fax)
<BR><A HREF="http://www.mnbookarts.org">http://www.mnbookarts.org</A>
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