Monthly ArchiveMarch 2014
Studio projects Friday March 21 2014 10:06 am
Brandon Mise curated a nice book entitled “Adventures in Letterpress” that included images of three projects from Lead Graffiti. The book was published in 2014 by Lawrence King Publishing Ltd. of London, England. The book was 240 pages with a wide variety of letterpress printers we’ve never heard of. Nice to see it. The Post-It Notes are for printers we want to send a note to about how much we like one of their projects. Jill has been printing a “seen & noted” card for us to send.
Under the heading of products & packaging we had our 2011 Tour de Lead Graffiti clamshell box edition.
Under unique materials and tricky techniques we had our Boxcard greeting cards.
Under posters & broadsides we had our ZZ Top “a haw haw haw” afternoon’s diversion poster we did with Ben Thoma.
Overall a nice job except a bit of over-inclusion of his own work and fellow Ashville, NC colleagues there was some very inventive work. Nice to see some work outside of the mainstream of what people think letterpress is.
Lead Graffiti has been working with the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress who asked to start a collection of Lead Graffiti creative work printed via letterpress. This will include books, posters, work designed by us for clients, and other ephemera.
The first major component of that collection is a complete set of our ‘meander’ books (shown below) we’ve produced during our Creative Letterpress workshops. We’ve been running these workshops since 2010 and are a regular part of many typography classes in area design schools.
In all there are 41 books from these workshops often with 10 - 14 participants. Each participant in those workshops can now include their creative letterpress work the Lead Graffiti Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress on their résumé. Collectively that is approximately 300 participants. We will constantly update the Library of Congress with new books.
In addition the Library of Congress has taken possession of our 2011 Tour de Lead Graffiti clamshell box edition and will be adding the 2012 and 2013 editions in the near future.
Special Collections at the University of Delaware also maintains the only other full set of workshop books along with a complete set of our Tour de Lead Graffiti clamshell box editions.