I am happy to be delivering this year’s Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture at the Princeton University Libraries on May 16th at 4pm. The lecture, The Post-Typographic Private Press?, will be presented in person and online. If you would like to attend in either capacity, please register here. If you would like to hear the tallk but won’t be able to attend at the time, please register as an online participant—a link to the recorded talk will be sent to you shortly after the 16th.
On Wednesday, April 20, the Center for Book Arts will host Covid d’État: An Interview with Gaylord Schanilec and Russell Maret. Gaylord and I will be discussing our recent books produced during, and in response to, the COVID Pandemic and the 2020 Presidential Election. The talks will be followed by a discussion moderated by Jane Siegel. 6–8pm, limited space is available. Book your tickets today! If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the presentation live here.
I’m excited to be one of the eighty essayists in The Fisher Press’ forthcoming books Art in the Making. The book is being funded on Kickstarter and will only get made if fully funded. I hope you’ll consider buying a copy.
I’ll be exhibiting at Rare Books LA in Pasadena, CA on February 4–6. I’ll have a large selection of current and older books, including two new works by/about Carolee Campbell and her Ninja Press: the first binder’s mock-up of the forthcoming bibliography of Ninja Press, Dispatches from the Lizard Brain; and the second Artless Lemur zine, which features two essays by Campbell, An Argument for Lying Fallow and The Habit of Risk. If you would like discounted tickets to the book fair, send me an email.
I’ll be in Massachusetts exhibiting at the Northampton Book Arts Fair this coming weekend, December 3rd, from 5–8 pm, & 4th from 9–4. At 3:30 on Friday the 3rd, I’ll also be speaking about the making of Three Constitutions. I’ll be joined by Amy Borezo, who bound the book, and Ed Rayher, who cast the type for the redacted volume of the project. Come say Hi and see some fun books! Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060.
The Legacy Press edition of my book, Visionaries & Fanatics and Other Essays on Type Design, Technology, and the Private Press, is now available here. Read about the book in Print Magazine’s The Daily Heller! Hardcover copies come with a letterpress printed type specimen & students receive a discount on either hardcover or paperback copies!
The United States Constitution and Amendments, Redacted is now available for purchase in Book in Print! Just ten bucks plus shipping!
The first copies of Three Constitutions are nearing completion! You can read about the book and the inspirations behind it in the store.
The most recent issue of the Library of Congress Magazine features our nation’s book arts collections. Articles cover the breadth of the collections, from medieval pieces to conservation models, designer bookbinding and French livres d’artistes to contemporary artists’ books. I was kindly asked to write the “Last Word” column for the issue. Take a look.