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SPX this weekend!

Events,FUN!,Publications — KVH @ 10:25 am, Thursday, September 11th, 2014


This Saturday and Sunday marks the return of the Small Press Expo (SPX), a great opportunity to interact with hundreds of independent creators and publishers directly. SPX’s programming features panels like “Micro­Press and Beyond,” “Sex, Humor, and the Grotesque,” and guests such as: Lynda Barry, Jillian Tamaki, Jules Feiffer, and Box Brown (who will be at MICA on September 29).

See the full list of guests, panels, and exhibitors here. http://www.spxpo.com/


Aaron Cohick from Newlights Press

cool,Department,Events,Lectures,Lettepress,Publications — KVH @ 2:55 pm, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Last minute notice for everyone —

Friend of the department Aaron Cohick is presenting tomorrow (thursday!) in Laurie Snyder’s Artist Book class.

Aaron is a 2002 MICA alumnus who went on to receive his MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State in 2007, and now works as the head printer for The Press at Colorado College.

Since his days at MICA, Aaron has printed and published under the name Newlights Press, producing personal and collaborative artist books, prints, and broadsides.

Find him tomorrow in Station 101, our Book Arts space, at 1 PM.

Anyone interested in self-publishing, handmade books, zines, and the like should not miss this for anything.

Photo nicked from Alphabetilately’s 2009 Zine Fest page.

Print Exchange a SUCCESS

cool,Department,Publications — KVH @ 3:11 pm, Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Kudos to Julia Petrino and Kim Michalak for pulling off another excellent print exchange this past week.

In spite of crazy schedules and the usual end-of-semester madness, the folios were distributed at the Potluck this past Friday.

Good work you two, herding cats is a difficult thing and you pulled it off!

JOSE ROCA visiting critic!

Department,Faculty,Lectures,Publications,Resources — KVH @ 12:30 pm, Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Jose Roca, the Chief Curator and Artistic Director for Philagrafika will be HERE this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9th + 10th.

Tuesday, February 9th he, along with Eve Laramee, will be critiquing a selection of Printmaking Majors in Dolphin, beginning at 2 PM.

Students are encouraged to attend and join in the discussion in these critiques. And even if you do not have anything to contribute, you will be in the presence of two excellent critics. Rest assured these will be very exciting.

Critiques will run from 2PM until about 5PM, beginning in Silkscreen and finishing in the 3rd Floor Computer Room. Please attend, even if you can only attend part of the event.


Jose Roca is lecturing on Wednesday at 12:30 PM in Brown 320.
This is a mandatory lecture for all Printmaking Majors and Concentrators.

This is an Art at Lunch event. Please contact the faculty for your Wednesday classes and tell them you will be late returning from lunch because of this lecture. He will be speaking on his role organizing Philagrafika, which kicked off last week.

This is the ideal start to the 3-month long Philagrafika festival, and a perfect primer for all of you to attend the Philly festivities!

You have no reason to miss this, we’ll see you there!

The Bird Machine in Baltimore Tonight!

Events,Lectures,Publications — KVH @ 11:51 am, Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Hey all you poster kids! SURPRISE

There’s a book release / signing TONIGHT by Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine at Atomic Pop in Hampden, with his new book Animals and Objects In and Out of Water. Here is Atomic Book/Pop’s write up on the book.

Jay Ryan 1 Jay Ryan 3

Jay Ryan 4 Jay Ryan 2

Jay Ryan is a very prolific poster artist, with working dating back a decade+ + +.

Also of note, Paul Hornschemeier is releasing his new graphic novel All and Sundry.

The book signings kick off at 7.

Atomic Books/Pop
3620 Falls Road in Hampden. (caution, the linked map is only kind of accurate)

By Light Rail – get off at the Woodberry stop. Walk under the 83 overpass and up the long hill (3 blocks). Hang a right at Falls Rd. and walk 2 more blocks. It’ll be on the right side, next to Doubledutch.

See you there!

The Complex of All of These video

cool,Department,Publications,Resources,video — KVH @ 9:14 am, Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Ok, so this is just great.

Abigail Uhteg, MICA Printmaking alumna, former Undergraduate Dolphin Press Coordinator, and first webmistress of the micaprintmaking.com site, compiled 3000 photographs in a fabulous stop-motion video documenting the making of The Complex of All These, her artist book, made during her residency at The Women’s Studio Workshop this past summer. It involves intaglio, letterpress, bookbinding, papermaking, and a hell of a lot of craft. There’s something for everyone! 3000 photographs of artist’s book goodness.

Here it is in HQ, but click the full-screen button to enjoy it even more!

EDIT: The MICA Library bought one  – you should request to see it in person!

Dolphin Press Artist’s Books online!

cool,Dolphin Press and Print,Publications,Resources — KVH @ 9:53 am, Thursday, May 7th, 2009

The very fine folks at www.issuu.com have offered MICA, and Dolphin Press the opportunity to publish, and YOU to VIEW the artist book editions from our collection online!

Below are our two latest editions, the top by Christopher Whittey called Industry Culture, and the second by Michael Bartalos called Vostok.

They are most definitely best viewed full-screen!

A Word From Talas:

Publications,Resources — printmaking @ 9:35 am, Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

This 12th Edition of the Talas catalog comes at a very exciting time in the history of our company. We continue in our tradition of providing the finest quality products to Conservators, Artists and the Concerned Collector. Talas moves forward into the future knowing that the conservation industry is always seeking new and innovative products. 

The Salik family has been the proud owners of Talas for fourteen years. In the 90’s we launched our e-commerce website and greatly expanded our product line supported by an ever increasing inventory. Our biggest leap is now in progress as we renovate and relocate our facilities to a 19th Century feather factory in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. This new and larger space will offer us the opportunity to manufacture a large array of custom boxes, presentation enclosures as well as to expand our current inventory. 

We are thankful to you, our loyal customers. We welcome your suggestions and ideas so that we can continue to provide you with the highest quality products. As always, we welcome you to our showroom where you can see our complete line of products. 

See you in Brooklyn and let us continue to service your needs. 

…or look at the catalog or download it here.

Louise Bourgeois, 2008

Publications — printmaking @ 8:32 pm, Monday, September 15th, 2008

Harlan & Weaver is pleased to announce the publication of Louise Bourgeois, 2008, a photogravure print of the artist’s hands. 

Louise Bourgeois, 2008, originated with a drypoint begun in 2003, at a time when Bourgeois was beginning to explore the traced hand as subject.  In order to demonstrate specific placement of her hands in the composition, Bourgeois carefully rested them on a working proof of the image, insistent on the overlap of her middle finger and thumb.  She referenced the touching fingers as “the point of contact.”  Felix Harlan took a photograph, intending to use it as direction for correcting lines in the copper.  Though the drypoint was never completed, the photograph remained an indelible image and was subsequently made into a photogravure plate.  The resultant print is visual documentation of the dialogue between artist and printer, and is evidence of the way Bourgeois and Harlan have worked together over the years.  

Louise Bourgeois, 2008, provides insight to the artist’s process, and reflects the recurring use of hands in her work in a unique, intimate portrait.

ArtReview:Digital Sept. Issue featuring Julian Schnabel

Publications — printmaking @ 8:32 am, Thursday, September 4th, 2008

ArtReview:Digital is the entire magazine on your screen – with videos too. In the September issue: Julian Schnabel is best known today as a filmmaker, but once upon a time he was one of the biggest artists around. How did he fall off the art radar, and does he have anything to give to art today? We turn the spotlight onto new photography with portfolios from artists pushing the medium into exciting territory: Colby Bird, Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Also an Oral History of Western Art, a new column by Matthew Collings, starting with an interview with the Lascaux cave painters.

The September issue of ArtReview:Digital is available now, free.

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