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[BKARTS] Frederic W. Goudy Workshop California

There are a few openings left in the Frederic W. Goudy Workshop
at Scripps College in Claremont, California:

Visual Typography
Sam Winston with Ron King
January 24-25, 2009
9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Scripps College Press
Cost: $200

Sam’s artistic approach is language-based. This workshop will focus on the idea of illustrating with type. We will investigate how we use language which is married to visual interpretation. Sam and Ron will show teaching samples explaining ways of editing texts to make a visual statement about the message. Sam’s large book A Made-up/True Story was presented in the Fall exhibit Performing the Book at the Williamson Gallery and Ron's Anansi Company was also showcased.

Through his explorations of language, Sam Winston creates sculpture, drawings and books that question our understanding of words, both as a carriers of messages and as information itself. He started writing stories and selling artist books through London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts and can now be found in special collections across the world, including MoMA New York, Getty Research Institute, the Tate Galleries London, and Victoria & Albert Museum. He has exhibited internationally and worked on various commissions including COMME des GARCONS Guerrilla Store (Hong Kong) and The New York Times. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Circle Press, formed by Ron King in 1967, is both part of a tradition and a breaker of tradition. The Press has been highly productive for over forty years and has had a profound effect, directly and indirectly, on other artists working with books. The name Circle Press was chosen by Ron to suggest his vision of a group of like- minded persons working within a shared, supportive framework, a circle which over the period of time has enlarged to include over 100 artists and poets. The press, which was originally in Guildford, moved to London in 1988 and has always been managed in all aspects of its activities by the artists themselves from production to sales and distribution. In 2002, The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut celebrated Ron King's 70th birthday with a further extensive show of Circle Press work, which included a great selection of archival material. Together with the archives, the Center has the most comprehensive collection of Circle Press work in the world. “Cooking the Books,” a full catalogue raisonné with four original hand-made inserts in a limited edition of 1000, was published to accompany the exhibition.

For further information, contact Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Scripps College Press, at kmaryatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or (909) 607-3866. Website: www.scrippscollege.edu/campus/press.
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