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[BKARTS] Sam Antupit Exhibit at Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers, Seattle



"The Cycling Frog Rides in Seattle": 

The work of Sam Antupit ~ letterpress & commercial design

 

An exhibit of the work of book designer, printer, and art director, Sam
Antupit (1932-2003), will be on display at Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers
from August 5 - September 2, 2006.

 

Antupit began his life in design at Yale studying under Josef Albers.  His
classmates included Alvin Lustig, Paul Rand and Rob Roy Kelly.  During his
50 year career, he achieved noted success as an art director for numerous
magazines including, Harper's, which he redesigned in 1984, Foreign Policy
and Esquire.  He was a member of the seminal graphic design firm Pushpin
Studios where he worked with founders Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast.
While at Pushpin, Antupit updated the design of Art in America and created
the original format of the New York Review of Books.  He was the art
director for the Book-of-the-Month Club and for 16 years he was the art
director for the noted publisher Harry N. Abrams, where he oversaw the
production of nearly one hundred books. 

 

He received an Emmy for his art direction in the television special and
book, Free to Be You and Me.  Antupit also created his own book packaging
firm, Subsistence Press, and established his own imprint CommonPlace
Publishing to produce fine illustrated books and the Turning Point Series
for young people.  

 

Antupit founded The Cycling Frog Press in 1960 in his basement in Pound
Ridge, New York.  He regularly produced booklets, announcements and other
small items for friends and family.  In 1994 he received an NEA grant that
allowed him to travel the country recording various Native American
storytellers then printing their tales in limited editions through Cycling
Frog Press.  For more than 40 years, Sam was a member of the Westchester
Chappel, contributing a page to the yearly letterpress calendar produced by
this collective of hobbyist printers.

 

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers is located in the historic Pioneer Square
district of Seattle, on First Avenue South between Main and Washington
streets.  Shop hours are Monday thru Saturday, 11-6.  For more information,
contact Mark Wessel at 682-3545, mark@xxxxxxxxxxx, or www.wlbooks.com.

 

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers 
208 First Avenue South 
Seattle, Washington 98104 
206.682.3545 
206.682.2391 (fax) 
888.383.3631 (toll free) 
claudia@xxxxxxxxxxx (email) 
www.wlbooks.com

Members ABAA, ILAB 
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