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Monday, November 14, 2011

My quick visit to the Type Truck

Type Truck parked outside of Art Building at Miami University

This past Thursday I made my way over to Miami University and easily found a parking spot (!) and then had a brisk walk to the Type Truck. Kylie Dury of Power and Light Press was there with her side step truck showing Miami University students as well as a few non-students the enticing art of letterpress. She has been traveling the country bringing letterpress to small towns and large cities and I might add, her sleeping accomodations within the truck looked cozy!

I had a chance to speak with Erin Beckoff of Inky Winky Press who helped to bring the Type Truck to Oxford. She offers a class at Miami University in Letterpress and is helping to revive interest among students. Along side the truck and inside were several Miami University students excited and delighted to have the truck there.

Once inside the truck I was able to take a pass at inking up some type and pulling a print (most of which had been printed prior to the open truck time) which can be seen in the photos here. I wish I could have stayed longer in the truck and attended Dury's talk later the same evening. Even still, what a great project and I am happy I got a chance to visit - inspiring!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Type Truck comes to Oxford!!

A last minute reminder that a truck converted into a small traveling letterpress studio is coming to Oxford TODAY!
I will be there around 2pm and will take a few pictures for the blog. Should be fun!

Curmudgeon Press welcomes Kyle Durrie (Power & Light Press) to Oxford for a day of Printing on Wheels. "Moveable type is associated with the art of letterpress printing. It is also a project involving 1982 Chevy step van and a few thousand pounds of lead, wood, iron, and love." Portland, Oregon based Kyle will spend nine or so months driving her Type Truck "all over North America, teaching workshops, doing demos, and generally spreading the good word about printing the old fashioned way." For more info and to follow her Cross Country Adventures in Printing visit: http://type-truck.com/

Moveable Type at Miami University:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
2-5 pm Visit the Type Truck in the Shriver Parking lot and make your very own print.
7 pm Kyle Durrie: Talk, Q&A | Artist Lecture Series, Art Room 100
*After the lecture, more printing in the Truck!

FREE and open to the public!
Sponsored by Curmudgeon Press, art281 and the AIGA Miami U. Student Chapter.