When I was teaching creative thinking, to add a bit of incentive to my students, I would often raise the question “What would a good student do? Right here. Right now.” to push to turn a simple opportunity into a miracle.Read More
Volume 40 / Issue 4 / 2018 newsletter from the MUSEUM OF PRINTING in Haverhill, Massachusetts, included LEAD GRAFFITI in an article entitled On the Road With The Museum of Printing. The article also included other area friends including, MEGAN ZETTLEMOYER of Typothecary Letterpress in Lancaster, PA; The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.
⬆ FRANK ROMANO, President of the Museum of Printing, recently spent the afternoon on October 16, 2018 in Lead Graffiti, talking about our studio and our creative work. He produced a video / interview for WhatTheyThink?, a website highlighting printing industry news, commentary & analysis, research and consulting.
ANOTHER THANK YOU STORY : I had teased out images of hand-rolled wood type on our Instagram page. The photograph above is the final result for an edition of 10 books we made for Mark Samuels Lasner as a keepsake. As an auction prize for the Center for Book Arts, which included dinner and a tour of Lead Graffiti, Mark offered a visit to his Victorian Collection at the University of Delaware.
Lead Graffiti produced the book highlighted above, focusing the 5 major moments in their trip to Newark, DE.
the MARK SAMUELS LASNER COLLECTION VISIT,
the Lead Graffiti STUDIO TOUR (which was great fun for us, I might add),
Dinner at Newark’s Cafe Gelato, with an additional 4 book-loving participants in the colorful conversation
and their train ride back to New York to VOTE in the mid-term elections.
Worth mentioning for all of you who follow Lead Graffiti that a studio tour is a great option to offer local arts groups, colleges, and organizations. Gets some new people into your space, spreads the word, and connects you with local groups who could probably use the help.
This broadside came from a tour of Lead Graffiti prize which we offered the local Newark Arts Alliance.
We produced 10 copies of the books. The extra 3 copies are going to the Center for Book Arts, the Grolier Club in New York City, and the Library of Congress and added to the Lead Graffiti Collection that is slowly building up there.
Our reaction via a broadside to the 2018 election results.Read More
Anyone interested in helping us solve this problem of how to perforate stamps with ACCURACY? Might take a couple of shots at it, trying it and then readjusting and trying again.Read More
No. 14 of our politically -focused letterpress postcards is out. We send these cards in the name of INDIVISIBLE / NEWARK, DE, to all of the U.S. SENATORS and another 60 or so essential people. Yes, I know the Senate isn't in session. The card will be waiting for them when they get back.Read More
With this workshop we passed 1,800 participants in workshops and studio tours over the past 10 years, though we didn’t really get very deeply into workshops until several years into our existence.Read More
Possessing a copy of Genesis 1:1 from the Dove's Bible adds an element of obsession on our part to the Doves type that was used to print it.Read More
It was the summer of 2002 in London when our obsession with letterpress first saw the light of day. Two and a half years earlier an omen of our life-altering experience was foretold in the pages of Life Magazine.Read More
We've come up with a different idea for one of our afternoon diversion projects, though it apparently cannot be done in a day. If you're interested, it's a must to be a committed Democrat or a liberal-leaning Independent.Read More
The idea came from an MSNBC interview about 10 days ago about the events along the Mexico border. It was taken from a momentary phrase during a 5-minute discussion. I wish I could remember who was being interviewed. We thought the sentiment was powerful.Read More
It occurred to me that it might be interesting to buy Die Kunst Der Typographie and see how Paul Renner would use his own typeface, Futura. I did buy it. You can see that the letterspacing is wide letterspacing is incredibly wide by today's standards.Read More
We’ve often collaborated with groups to produce calendars. We often use the opportunity to experiment with a printing technique we’ve had banging around in our heads.Read More
THIS POST IS NOT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT LETTERPRESS, but it has good tentacles into our letterpress lives.Read More
This was the first item of Empire type I've seen come up on eBay. With about 5 days to the end of the auction, I figured out the maximum I wanted to pay and set it. If someone went over it, so be it.
We are working to expand knowledge of our letterpress and bookmaking workshops and have accepted a request to participate in Winterthur Museum’s ‘Teaching Tuesdays.”Read More
I’ve always liked working with techniques that have some lack-of-control built into them.Read More
A group of graduate students and friends connected with Drexel University in Philadelphia wanted a field trip and chose a Father's Day Werkman workshop at Lead Graffiti for the experience.Read More
"Projets,” like the one shown here, were student projects we composed of metal type at the Laboratory Press at Carnegie Tech University. The fine press printing program was the first of its kind in the U.S., started in 1922.Read More
The Fellowship for American Bibliographic Societies (FABS} is having their annual conference at the University this weekend and today brought a lively group to Lead Graffiti to talk books and to breathe some creative and rarified bookmaking air.Read More