The image above shows the spread in the book, The Itinerant Printer, about Chris Fritton’s week-long working visit to Lead Graffiti in February 2016.

The image above shows the spread in the book, The Itinerant Printer, about Chris Fritton’s week-long working visit to Lead Graffiti in February 2016.



Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design exhibition, University of Texas at El Paso, February-March 2018, 

1 book / Electric Fire From the Clouds

Fertile Ground: Artists Respond to a Collective GeographyCollege Book Art Association Juried Members’ Exhibition, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA, January 2018.

1 book / Electric Fire From the Clouds

The Palette and the Page, Elkton, MD, October 2017

8 books

Tour de Lead Graffiti, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers, WI, July - August 2015

50 broadsides from Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011 - 2014

Amplify & Multiply / Art of Resistance / 3 cards & signs / Colorado College, March 27 - April 17, 2017 / site

3 protest cards & protest signs, From the Women's March / Washington, DC / January 21, 2017 - Attie Blu's "Girl Power" sign, Lead Graffiti's "Love / Hate" card, and Lead Graffiti's "Rights or Wrong?" sign is at the bottom of 44/76

AIGA / Philadelphia's SPACE Gallery, June 2015

38 broadsides from Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011 - 2014

The British Library, July - November 2014 | 

20 broadsides from Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011 - 2013

Middlebury, Vermont / 23 broadsides (associated with their annual Gran Fondo event), June 2014

20 broadsides from Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011 - 2012


Work in books

The Itinerant Printer book by Chris Fritton (to be published in the summer of 2018)

Steady Magazine / Lost Arts, photography by Craig Cutler / 2016

Adventures in Letterpress / 3 projects / 2014

Design: Portfolio: Self promotion at its best / 2 projects / 2013

For the Love of Letterpress : A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students / 3 projects / 2013

1,000 More Greetings: Creative Correspondence for All Occasions /
20 projects / 2010

Art Directors Club Annual / Grandmasters Award project / 2008

New Vintage Type by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson /
6 pieces / 2007


Articles, reviews, & stories

Newark Post, "Newark printing shop keeps letterpress tradition alive" by Josh Shannon / February 21, 2018

Cloud, Gerald W. "Lead Graffiti's Tour de Force." The Book Club of California Quarterly, LXXXIII Number 1 (January 2018): 23-26.

UDaily, University of DelawareTeaching African-American Material Culture with Digital Humanities / April 16, 2018

WHYY-TV / Best of the Year's Top 10 / January 2015

UDaily, University of Delaware, Tour de France: 23 days, 23 posters / 2014

Bicycling Magazine / Art Inspired by the Tour de France by Ethan Wolff-Mann / July 2014

Printeresting / Tour de Lead Graffiti by Lauren Emeritz / July 2014

SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing) News on The Multifaceted Mr. Morris / Winter 2014

WHYY-TV / June 2014

Sports Illustrated / Tour de Lead Graffiti / December 2013

UDaily, University of Delaware, Lead Graffiti Publishes "The Multifaceted Mr. Morris / September 21, 2012

Fine Books & Collections magazine on The Multifaceted Mr. Morris / Summer 2012

News Journal 2007

Newark Life 2007



Hamilton Wood Type Museum / Wayzgoose / November 2017
2 talks on "Endurance Letterpress : the broadsides of Tour de Lead Graffiti" and 2 H.N. Werkman Creative Letterpress workshops

Society of Typographic Arts / Chicago keynote address / January 2016

AIGA / Philadelphia talk at SPACE Gallery exhibition of  selection of Tour de Lead Graffiti broadsides spanning 4 years / June 2015

AIGA / Philadelphia Night Caps podcast / "Graduate school versus work experience" / May 2015

AIGA / Philadelphia Feedback 17 opening motivational talk / May 2015

George Mason University / talk to Department of Graphic Arts students on designing and printing without sketching / 2015

The Library of Congress / APHA Chesapeake Chapter / November 2013

AIGA / Central Pennsylvania / May 2013

APHA National Conference / October 2004


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