Watch this space for additional places you might want to check out when in the city. There are other print related activities happening the same weekend, as well as art and design shows and landmarks around the city related to printing. We’ll add them as soon as we have the information to share.
Chicago has a very active printmaking community. Check out the Chicago Printers Guild to see what’s going on across mediums, and visit the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative site for everything but letterpress (y’know, in case you need a break).
Printers Ball 2015
Printers Ball is an annual celebration of poetry and printmaking. Featuring the best in contemporary poetry publishing and writing, print- and art-making, Printers Ball brings together creatives from all over the country, convening them for readings, conversations, printmaking demonstrations, music and conviviality.
PB is confirmed to take place on Saturday, June 27th. If you finish at the swap meet and want to check it out, events will be happening all afternoon at Spudnik Press. Definitely worth the trip!
The Newberry Library
The Newberry will have two exhibitions running that are of interest to the group. They will include calligraphica from the 16th to 20th century as well as type specimens, broadsides from Bodoni to present and decorative letterheads. More will be posted when it is known about these exhibits.
A must stop when in the Ravenswood area. A huge building filled with architectural curiosities from around the world. Every so often you can find a press as well.