Atomic Bomb Mots

Atomic Bomb Mots: a 75 year war of words: Since 1945 we have lived under the shadow of nuclear catastrophe. The quotes in this book are by people who have been called upon to advise or make critical decisions on this threat. For 75 years our survival has depended on the their wisdom, integrity, and perspicacity. Full comprehension of this responsibility has humbled even the greatest of them. Among this illustrious company, only one person has had the temerity to claim to be a genius!

cover: 5.5 x 6 inches

cover: 5.5 x 6 inches

 

introduction

introduction

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner

 

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hard cover journal book kits

The Peoria Print Club has begun to develop and  sell book-making kits. The first to go on sale are for making sewn Hard-cover pamphlets. These are single-signature structures with cloth spines, hard covers,  and a cloth spine along with printed instructions on how to assemble the book. These 5 1/5 by 7 1/2 inch books are great for journals, addresses or passwords.

The instructions for binding can be downloaded from this link: HardCoverPamphletBinding.

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Creative Blast with Woodtype

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Wednesday night, September 9, from 6:30-9:00 at the Prairie Center of the Arts.  A short fun workshop will invite participants to use antique wood to create immediate and powerful letter and word compositions.

Just lately, I personally have been experimenting with setting wood type diagonally in the press bed, using triangular wedges and magnets for some inventive lock-ups. Combining that with hand-inking using multiple rollers and cutting and folding the paper after it has been printed has been leading to some intriguing avenues of investigation that I hope my students will pick up on and give me some surprises!

Wood type’s versatility always amazes. It can be old-fashioned in the sense of a wanted poster, or it can be painterly, atmospheric, almost abstract. it can communicate a message with utmost clarity or it can be subtle and nuanced, Meticulously planned or totally spontaneous.

Here are some of my recent experiments.

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Intermediate Letterpress Class demonstrations

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Some demonstrations in letterpress printing for my intermediate letterpress class at the Prairie Center. First, printing a polymer plate with text using a some pressure print shapes affixed to the cylinder, so the type only prints in the shapes defined by the pressure print areas. Second, making a low-relief plate on MDF board with cut paper shapes and sealed with polymer gel medium. It is good to let the process take over and show provide some surprises.