This year we’re hosting several printers who will be demonstrating their art form and allowing bookfest visitors to pull a print themselves. One of them is new to us and two are long time exhibitors.
Chad Pastonik of Deep Wood Press in Bellaire, Michigan, returns as he has every year to exhibit his gorgeous work. He will be demonstrating the centuries old process of intaglio printing, specifically how it relates to book illustration, map making and contemporary fine arts. The tools and press will be available to view and audience participation for pulling prints is encouraged!
Joining Chad will be Amos Kennedy of Kennedy Prints! Amos’ distinctive letterpress prints will be on display, and he will create a special “Save the Date” card for the 2017 BookFest. He’ll have a printed background prepared, and guests will be encouraged to print the text for themselves.
And finally, a newcomer to us, will be Wolverine Press from the University of Michigan. Wolverine Press is the letterpress studio of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. They are housed by MLibrary. They will be printing historic images of campus and the region from their collection, and talking about some aspects of Michigan printing history.
This is an aspect of the BookFest not to be missed!