Tonight! Pressing On: 30 Years at the Elliott Press

29 Nov

Come join the celebration tonight as the Elliott Press turns 30! Founded in 1982, the Elliott Press is a hands-on workshop for students in Pacific Lutheran University’s Publishing & Printing Arts (PPA) Program and for others interested in the history and artistry of the printed word. This special exhibit celebrates 30 years of creative book arts at the press, which is a studio for traditional typesetting and letterpress printing. The exhibit features broadsides, artist books, and a collection of printed ephemera produced at the press by PLU students and instructors.

Among the distinguished printers and book artists who have taught at the Elliott Press are Oregon writer Kim Stafford, Copper Canyon Press publisher Tree Swenson, book artist Jim Koss, artist and printmaker Peter Temple-Thurston, and writer and book artist Megan Benton. The current Elliott Press Manager and instructor is book artist and printer Jessica Spring, Clinical Visiting Artist and proprietor of the Springtide Press in Tacoma. Inspired by their time and experiences at the press, alumni have gone on to work as artists, designers, typecasters, writers, editors, printers, booksellers, and publishers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29, 6pm-7:30 pm (remarks at 6:30 pm). Exhibit runs November 29, 2012-February 27, 2013 at PLU, Mortvedt Library, 121st St. & Park Ave., Tacoma. For more information click here.

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