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A Letterpress Intensive

Presentation and Workshop May 21-22

Widgets & Stone and AIGA Chattanooga are pleased to present

A Letterpress Intensive with Terrence Chouinard
Friday and Saturday May 21-22, 2010

The intensive is comprised of two separate events: first a presentation by Terrence open to the general public, second, an introductory one day workshop in a letterpress studio to select registrants.

Everything All At Once: One Designer-Printer's Perspective
7:00 pm Friday, May 21
at Widgets & Stone
Not some omnibus, random, tangential, cram-everything-you-can-into-30-minutes sort of talk, but rather how Terrence approaches his design work with history and production at the forefront of his mind. He'll talk about letterpress in general, some history, some greats everyone should know about, and about some of his work. All followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This presentation is open to everyone. Please RSVP so we can be sure have adequate seating : info@widgetsandstone.com
$7 admission
$5 for AIGA members
FREE to those enrolled in Saturday's workshop (see below)

The Deep End of the Pool: A Letterpress Intensive
10:00 - 12:00 Demo followed by
1:00 - 5:00 Print Sessions
Saturday, May 22
at Widgets & Stone
It will be "intensive" in that we'll cover a lot of ground in a short period of time, talk about what a fussy typographic printer worries about, and of course make stuff. In the morning session, Terrence will demonstrate the equipment and show how to set up letterpress for printing or production. In the afternoon, smaller groups will take turns actually working the presses. We will design and print small editions of blank booklets and notepads. Participants will be able to contribute designs once the workshop registrant list is finalized.

Spaces are extremely limited: 20-24 max.
Preference will be given to AIGA members.
$50 AIGA members
$25 AIGA student members
$75 non-AIGA members

Contact info@widgetsandstone.com to be registered on the waiting list – please note if you are an AIGA member or student. The last day to register is April 30, 2010, and requests will not be accepted after 5:00 pm EST. 

Those accepted into the workshop will be contacted Monday May 3, 2010. Payment will be due by Friday, May 7 in order to guarantee reservation in the workshop.



About Terrence Chouinard
Terrence Chouinard grew up in Gary, Indiana, before moving to Memphis, Washington D.C., Tuscaloosa, Ithaca, and now Athens (Alabama, that is). He has worked at Pyramid Atlantic, the Corcoran College of Art & Design, and the Library of Congress. In June of 1999 he joined the Rare Book School staff as printer-in-residence and was awarded their first William Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas. In 2000 Chouinard received his MFA with dual emphases in printing & binding from the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama.

He founded his private imprint the Wing & the Wheel Press while an undergraduate at the Memphis College of Arts in 1990. Items published by the Wing & the Wheel are represented in the collections at Wellesley College's Margaret Clapp Library; the Copley Library; and the Library of the National Gallery of Art.

In 2000 he was appointed the second Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts at Wells College in Aurora, New York, where in his first year he was instrumental in creating a Minor in the Book Arts. In 2004 he organized the extraordinarily successful international book arts symposium "Matter & Spirit," which featured the work of presenters such as Donald Glaister, Suzanne Moore, Vincent Fitzgerald, Daniel Kelm, Mark Dimunation, and Donald Jackson as its keynote speaker.

In 2002 Chouinard became the Director of the Wells Book Arts Center, where he dedicated himself to teaching, printing and administrating the one of nation's premier undergraduate book arts program. A member of the Grolier Club and a former trustee of the American Printing History Association, Chouinard retired as Director of the Wells Book Arts Center in 2008 in order to establish his own freelance design & fine printing business, the Ithaca Typothetae.

During his eight years in New York he worked as a typecaster, compositor, pressman, proofreader and webmaster for his heroes Michael & Winifred Bixler at their press & letterfoundry in Skaneateles, where he learned everything about casting type and printing fine books that they didn't teaching graduate school.

He now lives & works in Athens, Alabama where when he's not designing or printing books, he's thinking about designing or printing books. In-between press runs he moderates the typographic public service blog Typocurious.com and is currently developing an online bibliography of the educator & printing historian Alexander S. Lawson.

Mostly, though, he's Danielle's husband and James & Eloise's dad.

- by Paul -


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