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Chicago Letterpress Maintenance Workshop

Chicago Letterpress Maintenance Workshop

Midwest Vandercook and letterpress enthusiasts should check this out!

CHICAGO LETTERPRESS MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
Instructor: Paul Moxon

This is an essential workshop for serious letterpress printer/artists with the top expert in the field. Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer, itinerant teacher and author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources. He is also website editor-in-chief for the American Printing History Association, a recent Newberry Fellow, and a former Rare Book School Fellow.

This two-day workshop is a lecture/demo developed for artist/printers to guide them in the proper care and adjustment of Vandercook presses. This information is applicable to other brands such as Asbern, Challenge, and Reprex. Participants need not be mechanically inclined, but should have some familiarity with proof presses, and may handle tools and press parts.

When: Thursday, June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M

Where: The Center for Book, Paper, and Print
1104 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

How Much: $275 (Current MFA Students: $150; Alumni: $200)
$25.00 Deposit to hold your place

REGISTER: 312.369.6864

LIMIT 12 STUDENTS

Questions: David Jones – dajones@colum.edu

Since the Move

Since the Move

Oh my goodness, have I ever been busy since the move into the new studio space. The first three weeks had me printing nonstop, and that was all for one job! Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not complaining, busy is good. It has made finishing the move and settling in a drawn out process, though. I’m getting there. Gradually. It’s such a treat to go to the studio every day, and not have mean that I’m going down the basement.

My new studio mate, Kristen Rost of FROSTco., is a welcome addition, too. We worked on some holiday product together this past season, and I’m looking forward to future collaborations with her.

Here is a sampling of some of what’s been coming off the press recently:

Changes

Changes

After almost nine years of running Flying Rabbit Press out of my basement studio I’m excited to be moving it into a commercial space. The new studio has lovely natural light, more room, a higher ceiling, and will be open for visits from you. More details about that last bit will be divulged once I’m settled in.

To go with the new digs the press has a new logo, and will have a new website, too. For now, this site has gotten a quick facelift (you may have noticed).

As you might expect, many weeks have been spent preparing for the move and readying the new space. Friday was a big day; the presses made the move with the help of a skillful team of professionals who are used to transporting equipment that is even heavier than my 1100 lb baby. Here are some pictures of the process:

Movers securing the Vandercook before taking it up the stairs.
Movers securing the Vandercook before taking it up the stairs.
All secured and ready to traverse the stairs.
All secured and ready to traverse the stairs.
The view from the top of the press before making the last leg of the trip out of the basement studio.
The view from the top of the press before making the last leg of the trip out of the basement studio.
Preparing to put the carriage back on the Vandercook after the move.
Preparing to put the carriage back on the Vandercook after the move.
Both the Vandercook #4 letterpress, and the Rembrant Pelican etching press in their new home. Yea!
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