Sunday, January 30, 2011

SGC Program Bio - These things are always stilted, no?

Robin McDowell works on projects in Tamworth, New Hampshire and carries broken leading around in her purse. This is inconvenient for flying on airplanes. This is OK for regional travel. She letterpresses damaged wood type for friends, family, and work, and creates snarky doodles for internet laughs. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from The University of Pennsylvania and conducted her thesis work in experimental wood type fabrication. Her work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, The Mid-America Print Council Journal, and most recently in titling for the retrospective exhibition: Wharton Esherick and The Birth of the American Modern.

Is Da Sein Our Education?


(Thanks, Erich Weiss!)

Hwaet! - Beowulf Sock Pattern

from The Sanguine Gryphon

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Taking Vows To Each Other And To The Printmaking Lifestyle"

Blessed Unions Wedding Performance Ceremony

Time: 7p, March 18
Location: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee St.

Printmakers Blake Sanders and Hannah March Campbell will present a wedding performance ceremony, taking vows to each other and to the printmaking lifestyle. The duo will be adorned in printed regalia, hand-crafted by the artists specially for the event. The ceremony will be officiated by printmaker Reverend John S. Hancock, who along with his brother is one of the many dynamic duos represented in the Blessed Unions exhibition. Other participants include Slop Art, Anita Jung and Tom Christison, Nicole Hand and Jim Bryant, Hot Iron Press, Kathryn and Andy Polk, and many others. Interactive print-themed activities will be part of this event, including live readings, letterpress giveaways, a dance party, wearable art, and other surprises. The ceremony is one of the conference's featured Friday evening events on Cherokee Street.

After the ceremony, guests are invited to keep the party hopping at El Lenador restaurant and bar, 3124 Cherokee St., just yards from Fort Gondo. Proprietor Reuben will be tending bar, and a dance party will commence around 9p.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet Me In St. Louis | Meet Me At The Fair

March 17, 2011 - March 18, 2011
10:30a-1p, 1:30-4p
Location: Between Kemper Art Museum & Walker Hall
Category: Projects & Demos
Demonstrators: Avery Lawrence, Robin McDowell

This collaborative project will serve as a storefront, printshop, and courier service throughout the conference. A mobile printshop outfitted with silk-screening and tabletop letterpress equipment will serve as the hub of the operation. Conference attendees will be able to order from a catalog of printed goods and delivery services.

Leading up to the conference, individuals will be able to peruse a catalog of goods and services online. On the first day of the project, conference participants can call in to a dedicated phone line or place orders in person at the mobile printshop, for a print that will be delivered to any other conference participant. The sender must specify time, location, and circumstances for the delivery. The storefront will close when it has reached its quota for deliveries for following day.

Sunday, January 2, 2011