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2014

Art and Design

The Mid-America Print Council Conference

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Poetry & Prints: Impressions From Detroit & Brazil, Marion Jackson Ph.D., Thomas L. Pyrzewski Sep 2014

Poetry & Prints: Impressions From Detroit & Brazil, Marion Jackson Ph.D., Thomas L. Pyrzewski

The Mid-America Print Council Conference

This panel presentation will discuss how one good idea developed into the blueprint for a high-quality arts program for Detroit area youth that can be used year after year.

Eight Detroit arts organizations are collaborating to offer a 9-week summer program of workshops presenting high-quality instruction in visual arts and poetry for Detroit youth – introducing students to a variety of media and techniques, focusing particularly on poetry, screen printing, and letterpress printing. As part of the summer program, students will learn about a fascinating artistic tradition of the Northeast of Brazil known as literatura de cordel (“stories on a string ...


Salvaging Print: Letterhead In Post-Industrial Urban America, Nancy Sharon Collins Sep 2014

Salvaging Print: Letterhead In Post-Industrial Urban America, Nancy Sharon Collins

The Mid-America Print Council Conference

This panel will explore the link between today’s small press movement and the formal aspects of commercial printing during the American 20th century. Panelists include Christine Medley , Philip Gattuso, and Nancy Bernardo.

Using as its primary example letterhead from defunct companies in Detroit, and secondarily, specimens of business and legal letterhead from other urban centers of the industrial United States, this panel will examine and discuss: What did letterhead represent to 20th century printers in local markets such as Detroit? What is the significance of printed letterhead, and stationery, to the art of small press printing in post-industrial cities ...