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The Power of Print
With lectures by:
Starshaped Press – Jen Farrell
The Letterpress Collective – Ellen Bills and Nick Hand
Jorge Lar – Prelo Prints
Kennedy Prints – Amos Paul Kennedy Jr
Date: 19 May 2022
Time: 7.00–8.45pm BST
Location: Online via Zoom only
Please note: you will be emailed the Zoom link for the talk at 6pm BST on the day of the talk.
Join us in the lead up to the annual St Bride Foundation Wayzgoose by celebrating ‘The Power of Print’ with Kennedy Prints, Prelo Prints, The Letterpress Collective and Starshaped Press.
Since 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press in Chicago, with a focus on designing & printing everything from business cards to posters, as well as custom commissions, wholesale ephemera and limited edition prints & books. All work in the studio is created with metal and wood type, making Starshaped one of the few presses in the country producing commercial work while preserving antique type and related print materials. Jennifer’s work has been repeatedly recognized in books, magazines and design blogs, and has appeared in poster shows throughout the USA and Europe.
Ellen Bills and Nick Hand
Ellen completed a graphic design degree at the University of the West of England and fell in love with the letterpress department at the University. She joined the Letterpress Collective in 2015 and quickly became full time. Ellen has learnt how to operate the Heidelberg windmill press by learning from some of the old printers in and around Bristol.
She is a big fan of Bristol City and has a season tickets, so our workshops are carefully arranged to avoid home games. Recently Ellen has been helping at the Whittington Press and has begun to learn how to operate the Monotype casting process.
Nick trained as a typographer, learning from Peter Burnhill and Alan May at Stafford Art College in the 1970s. Since then he has worked as a graphic designer. He has recorded the work of hundreds of Crafts men and women since 2009, mostly be photographing and recording their work on bicycle journeys in Britain, Ireland, America and Italy. This work encourage Nick to set up the Letterpress Collective in 2013 in order to preserve presses and type in Bristol. He then developed the business as a not-for-profit company running workshops, designing and printing for artists and musicians.
Jorge Lar is Portuguese and has been living in Denmark since 2013. A graphic designer by education, he is working currently as PR/marketing manager for an Open Air Museum in Nykøbing Falster, which focuses on the daily life and crafts of an early 15th-century Danish town. In his spare time, he works on his personal project, Prelo Prints. Prelo Prints is a project born from the love for letterpress and all forms of early print, its techniques, and history. In late 2019 Jorge planned the building of a late 15th-century reconstruction of a wooden printing press, and during the first 6 months of 2020, the Press was built by a friend with skills in joinery and blacksmithing. Prelo Prints was launched in January 2020, and since then he’s been using the printing press for printing books, and a series of diverse woodcuts, all based on originals from the 1400s. I make the woodcuts, the letterpress work, and, naturally, printing. www.preloprints.com and Instagram: @preloprints
Amos P Kennedy Jr
I was born.
I am animal.
I am human.
I live negro.
I tell you this because you will mistake me for an africanamerican BUT i am negro, a descendant of the enslaved peoples of theseunitedstatesofamerica.
I live southern.
I was born colored in Louisiana. I was raised negro. I was educated Black at Grambling College, a historically integrated college.
I live in the moment.
In the moment is creation. Creation is within every human. We must celebrate our creativity. The moment fuels our creativity.
I live to put ink on paper.
This is the major outlet for my creativity. I put ink on paper for the glory of my peoples. The words of my peoples have largely been excluded from “fine print.” I defy this condition and force my peoples' presence into this part of this civilization's culture.
I am a printer.
I am not an artist.
I am a stuff-maker.
I am not an artist.
I am a visitor.
I will die.
This lecture is sponsored by Google and the Wynkyn de Worde Society Charitable Trust. We would like to thank them for their generosity.
With special thanks to Elizabeth Fraser for designing and printing The Power of Print ident for this lecture.
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