Oct
23
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS : Vandercook workshop

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for the workshop here.

Successful completion of this workshop entitles you to rent the equipment covered in the workshop.

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Nov
6
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

OPEN HOUSE : studio tour of Lead Graffiti

 

History buffs, students, writers, anarchists, teachers, designers, artists, and kids will enjoy a free tour of our modern working historical letterpress studio. See and hear the clanking & clacking of our platen & cylinder presses, paper cutters & board shears, paper drill & perforator, hot metal linecaster, and other antique printing production marvels. We'll share our love of typography and show favorite examples of classical and contemporary creative items, including colorful posters, fine press books, wedding invitations, and commercial work. See samples from our workshops where people ages 8 and better have put their hands and heads to work via letterpress. There's plenty of eureka moments and ahas!  to share.

Remember, it is free. Bring questions, your camera, a friend, and boost the creative part of your brain a bit.

We are happy to schedule a free tour for any group or organizations of 6 to 18 people at your convenience. The tour can also be tailored to cover your specific topics of interest. To discuss options, email Ray Nichols.

Look at our workshop and events calendar.  Suggest a date (maybe 2 just in case).  Suggest a time. Late afternoons (after 3:30) and evenings are typically better when the parking lot is more open, if you expect a lot of cars. Define your group and its interest for us and we’ll try to target the discussion.

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Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS : Vandercook workshop

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for the workshop here.

Successful completion of this workshop entitles you to rent the equipment covered in the workshop.

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Nov
20
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Opening celebration - Lead Graffiti's "Printed slowly & patiently via letterpress" exhibition at DCAD

Delaware College of Art & Design is hosting a retrospective exhibition of our letterpress work with maybe a few pre-Lead Graffiti pieces from Cypher + Nichols + design and maybe a few pieces from our days teaching in the Visual Communications Group and Raven Press at the University of Delaware.

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Dec
11
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

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Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

BOOKMAKING : Painting Decorative Paste Paper workshop at The Art Studio / Wilmington, DE

This paste paper workshop is being run for THE ART STUDIO, scheduled for Wednesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

The Art Studio is located at 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Their phone number is 302.995.7661. Their hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
(Holiday Closures)

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for this workshop here.

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Jan
14
to Jan 21

BOOKMAKING : Painting Decorative Paste Paper workshop at The Art Studio / Wilmington, DE

This paste paper workshop is being run for THE ART STUDIO, scheduled for Wednesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

The Art Studio is located at 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Their phone number is 302.995.7661. Their hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
(Holiday Closures)

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for this workshop here.

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

BOOKMAKING : 1 Day, 1 Book workshop at The Art Studio / Wilmington, DE

This 1 Day, 1 Book (spread over 3 evenings for this offering) is being run for THE ART STUDIO.

  • Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm,

  • Tuesday, February 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and

  • Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

The Art Studio is located at 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Their phone number is 302.995.7661. Their hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
(Holiday Closures)

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for this workshop here.

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Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

BOOKMAKING : 1 Day, 1 Book workshop at The Art Studio / Wilmington, DE

This 1 Day, 1 Book (spread over 3 evenings for this offering) is being run for THE ART STUDIO.

  • Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm,

  • Tuesday, February 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and

  • Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

The Art Studio is located at 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Their phone number is 302.995.7661. Their hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
(Holiday Closures)

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for this workshop here.

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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

BOOKMAKING : 1 Day, 1 Book workshop at The Art Studio / Wilmington, DE

This 1 Day, 1 Book (spread over 3 evenings for this offering) is being run for THE ART STUDIO.

  • Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm,

  • Tuesday, February 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and

  • Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

The Art Studio is located at 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington, DE 19804. Their phone number is 302.995.7661. Their hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
(Holiday Closures)

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for this workshop here.

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Oct
9
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

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Sep
25
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

View Event →
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

OPEN HOUSE : studio tour of Lead Graffiti

 

History buffs, students, writers, anarchists, teachers, designers, artists, and kids will enjoy a free tour of our modern working historical letterpress studio. See and hear the clanking & clacking of our platen & cylinder presses, paper cutters & board shears, paper drill & perforator, hot metal linecaster, and other antique printing production marvels. We'll share our love of typography and show favorite examples of classical and contemporary creative items, including colorful posters, fine press books, wedding invitations, and commercial work. See samples from our workshops where people ages 8 and better have put their hands and heads to work via letterpress. There's plenty of eureka moments and ahas!  to share

Remember, it is free. Bring questions, your camera, a friend, and boost the creative part of your brain a bit.

We are happy to schedule a free tour for any group or organizations of 6 to 18 people at your conveniences. The tour can also be tailored to cover your specific topics of interest. To discuss options, email Ray Nichols.

Look at our workshop and events calendar.  Suggest a date (maybe 2 just in case).  Suggest a time. Late afternoons (after 3:30) and evenings are typically better when the parking lot is more open if you expect a lot of cars. Define your group and its interest for us and we’ll try to target the discussion.

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Upper Chesapeake Book Arts Group

Both of us are members of the UPPER CHESAPEAKE BOOK ARTS GROUP. We typically meet from 6 - 8pm or so on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We often meet at one of the member’s homes or studios. Our mailing list for meetings is about 25 with a hardcore group of about a dozen.

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If you have an interest in book arts or bookmaking you should try joining us for a meeting. Fill out the form below and we’ll put you on the mailing list.

At Lead Graffiti we love making books. You can easily search our website and then to SHOP > FINE PRESS BOOKS and looking around

We do not share your information with anyone outside of our group.

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Sep
11
10:50 AM10:50

DCAD "Art in the Community" collaboration

THE LETTERPRESS WORK of Lead Graffiti will be the focus of a new bi-weekly gathering of first-year students from Delaware College of Art & Design in Wilmington. The new course is entitled “Art in the Community.” We’ll show how letterpress combines techniques and ideas from graphic design, printmaking, illustration, photography, film, and animation to reach out and connect to the business and social sides of various communities.

We will probably include a discussion with a bit of advice on how to be a good student.

Look through our website, read a few items in our blog, and bring a couple of good questions to ask.

We need you to register. We do not share your information with anyone.

Name *
Name
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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS : Vandercook workshop

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for the workshop here.

Successful completion of this workshop entitles you to rent the equipment covered in the workshop.

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Upper Chesapeake Book Arts Group (cancelled)

Both of us are members of the UPPER CHESAPEAKE BOOK ARTS GROUP. We typically meet from 6 - 8pm or so on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We often meet at one of the member’s homes or studios. Our mailing list for meetings is about 25 with a hardcore group of about a dozen.

181017-ucbag-tunnel-books-26.jpg

If you have an interest in book arts or bookmaking you should try joining us for a meeting. Fill out the form below and we’ll put you on the mailing list.

At Lead Graffiti we love making books. You can easily search our website and then to SHOP > FINE PRESS BOOKS and looking around

We do not share your information with anyone outside of our group.

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Aug
16
to Aug 17

Helping Gingerly Press relocate to Pittsburgh

Lindsay Schmittle of Gingerly Press in nearby Landenberg, PA, has been working out of her parents garage since 2013. Lindsay caught the letterpress bug during her undergraduate education time in the Visual Communication Group at the University of Delaware, learning her craft at Raven Press.

Now, she has decided to relocate to Pittsburgh. We will be helping loading the 26’ truck on Friday and unloading it at her new space on Saturday.

We will miss her being nearby, but wish her the best of good fortune in this step in her evolution.

You can see her wonderful letterpress work on her website.

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Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Lead Graffiti & Winterthur team up (for 3- to 10-year olds)

GOT KIDS?

LEAD GRAFFITI WILL BE at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library for our 2nd year to help stimulate some playful experimentation with typographic shapes while working with letterpress printing.

Terrific Tuesdays: Art Rules!
Every Tuesday in July and August, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Hands-on crafts and games inspired by various aspects of the museum, garden, and library teach kids about color, line, form, and the other elements of art while special guests highlight skills and trades from past and present. New activities and guests each week. Members and children under 2 free. Nonmembers: $5 per child and one adult; additional adults $15.  Please note that Terrific Tuesdays is reserved for Winterthur members or paying guests. American Horticultural Society, North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) is not available on these program days.

We are planning to do a smaller scale traveling version of our popular HN Werkman workshop. For photos and details, take a look at the description of the workshop when we are running it in our Newark, Delaware, studio.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS : Vandercook workshop

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for the workshop here.

Successful completion of this workshop entitles you to rent the equipment covered in the workshop.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

The Fine Press Book Association
in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show is pleased to announce the sixth annual
Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair
on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Hours
Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10am to 5pm.

Location
St. Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street

This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the "Shadow Fair." It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year, as it was last year, it will be located right around the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory. However, it will take place only one day: Saturday, March 9.

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Feb
3
to Feb 6

CODEX VII 2019 : Book Fair & Symposium

This will be the first of the Codex events that Lead Graffiti has attended. At least at the moment we will be highlighting our 4 newest books, our Moments Carved in Paper series, and our Tour de Lead Graffiti clamshells.

For all the details of this fabulous book fair visit the website at codexfoundation.org.

The Craneway Pavilion 
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Sunday, February 3, 2019:

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 4, 2019: 

12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 

12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: 

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Come visit us at Codex VII 2019

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

CHESAPEAKE CHAPTER / APHA : WAYZGOOSE

Each year the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association (APHA) gather for its annual Wayzgoose and business meeting.

We always print a keepsake broadside at each of these yearly meetings. Many of the most active members are letterpress printers, each year producing a calendar which we still. The money goes toward supporting Denker Fellowships for student members.

You don’t have to be a member to join us for the Wayzgoose, but here are the details for joining the group and supporting its efforts.

Membership in APHA is $50 a year with an additional $15 charge to join the Chesapeake Chapter.

Our chapter is one of the most active chapters (there are 8 regional chapters). We typically sponsor our own meetings, but regularly attached ourselve to scheduled events sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Washington Rare Books Group.

Generally centered around the Washington, DC. area many of meetings are held at the Library of Congress. Often many chapter members will arrange additional time to visit the Rare Books Reading Room. There is an active group of chapter members who print via letterpress. Often on the Days of meetings many of the members will gather for lunch at a nearby watering hole.

If you are interested in joining in, you can fill out the accompanying form. Ray Nichols will get in touch to make sure you know the address.

TO CANCEL text to 302.547.6930 or email as early as you can.

FOR FUTURE EVENTS

You can see upcoming Chesapeake Chapter events here. Ray and Jill often go to meetings and can likely take a couple with them. Meetings are free. If we eat on the trip, you are responsible for paying.

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

TECHNICAL LETTERPRESS : Vandercook workshop

You can READ about the workshop here.

You can REGISTER for the workshop here.

Successful completion of this workshop entitles you to rent the equipment covered in the workshop.

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Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Skype talk to the University of Alabama in Huntsville

Lead Graffiti will be doing a Skype talk to Sonja Rossow's letterpress class at the The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Sonja's class is going to be doing a project based on dynamic type, and Sonja thought our 5-year, 115 broadsides, Tour de Lead Graffiti project would be a super project to get the juices flowing.

The talk will be similar to the one we gave at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum's Wayzgoose in Two Rivers, Wisconsin during November 2017.

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