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[BKARTS] Day Moon Press Exhibit at Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers Seattle WA



"Yes, We Can Print That!" ~

25 Years of the Day Moon Press

September 7 - October 28, 2006

 

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring a
retrospective look at the work of the Day Moon Press, one of Seattle's
longest operating letterpress enterprises.   

 

Day Moon Press was established in 1977 by Maura Shapley and Jack leNoir.
Day Moon Press has provided offset and letterpress printing services to
designers, artists, book arts groups, business people and community
organizations for nearly thirty years.  The press has had three homes over
the years (the first of which was in an old building of Frank McCaffrey's
and his Dogwood Press) and now resides atop the center of Beacon Hill. 

 

For many years, offset printing sustained the shop when few paying clients
had any use for traditional letterpress work, but letterpress maintained
itself as a vital, if small, aspect of the business.  By 2000, with their
offset press work diminishing, and as many firms increasingly utilized
digital printing, Shapley turned back to letterpress.  A new generation of
designers had begun to embrace the look & feel of letterpress printed work,
and Day Moon's job work in this traditional format increased significantly.


 

The show is, in many ways, a graphical journey through the last 25 years of
Seattle culture - postcards, invitations, CD covers, limited edition books,
and posters were among the varied work that the press successfully produced
to a welcome audience.  The result has been a boon to the press, its
customers, and, of course, the public. 

 

An illustrated catalogue of the exhibit and a limited edition broadside are
available for sale.  For more information, visit the exhibit at Day Moon
<http://www.wlbooks.com/cgi-bin/wlb455.cgi/DayMoonPress.html>  Press
Exhibit. 

 

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.  Our website is at
www.wlbooks.com <http://www.wlbooks.com/> . 

 

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Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers 
208 First Avenue South 
Seattle, Washington 98104 
206.682.3545 
206.682.2391 (fax) 
888.383.3631 (toll free) 
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