Archive for the ‘Betty Bright’ Category

APHA Conference: Letterpress at School

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The new edition of the American Printing History Association newsletter announces the program for the fall conference. The PDF is found here. Speakers include Steve Miller, Betty Bright, Terry Belanger, and more than 20 others including plenty of FPBA members. It’s to be held at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, on October 15 and 16.

–Bob McCamant

Betty Bright to explore the ‘phoenix-like revival’ of letterpress printing

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Betty Bright, writing in the latest issue of The Bonefolder, announces she has received a research grant to ‘explore the ‘phoenix-like revival of interest in letterpress printing’ in recent years.’ In particular, she will explore ‘the larger histories of art and book art from 1980 to the present, in order to determine how letterpress printing fits into that picture.’

Bright will be seeking stories and commentary from letterpress printers, moderating a blog pertaining to this research, and will publish her findings in The Bonefolder. We will post more information about Bright’s research as we hear of it. Read her full announcement here.

Bright is the author of No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America, 1960 to 1980, the first comprehensive history of the book art movement in America, which was reviewed in Parenthesis 13 by Kathleen Walkup.

— Paul Razzell