The Year in Printeresting

2010 was a great year for Printeresting! It was such a busy year, it’s almost impossible to summarize, so we strongly suggest that you just re-read all of this year’s posts in chronological order. But if you have other New Year’s plans, here’s a quick re-cap:

We’re really grateful that 2010 brought us new collaborators, new advertisers, and thousands more friends on Facebook. We also expanded our Internet Empire to include the increasingly dynamic Printeresting Notebook at Tumblr, and a Twitter feed too (because why not?).

Our adventures in the “real world” continued this year with new curatorial projects, including COPY JAM! in Philadelphia, and COPY JAM! 2 at The Printer’s Ball in Chicago. We published four amazing posters by participating artists in our exhibition 4×4 at Muhlenberg College. We took our show on the road to St.Cloud State University in Minnesota (there’s more like that to come, and we’re still booking for more lectures!) We staged Ephemera Swaps at the Print Center in Philadelphia, and for the second time at EFA Project Space in New York. Thanks to all the artists, collaborators, and organizers who helped to make these great events possible in 2010.

a scene from COPY JAM!

2010 also marked the debut of Printeresting Plus, our new collaborative publishing endeavor. Artist Clarke Curtis was selected from an international pool of applicants; he worked with the good folks at AS220 in Providence to produce a dynamite screenprint edition. (A few prints still available here!) Stay tuned as Printeresting Plus continues to develop.

Clarke Curtis’ Haute Helping Hands

Of course, we also continued to offer our customary news, discussion, and reviews. The big event this year was Philagrafika, and boy, were we on the scene! We had more dispatches from China and European travels, and some great studio visits including Flavor Paper, Flatbed Press, Axelle Editions, and Space 1026. As always, we showcase the role of print in popular culture. Even in this increasingly-digital age, our passion for print is shared by more and more people. Small print studios continue to pop up around the country. Some are just temporary, but others are built to last, and we reported on as many openings as we could attend!

Perhaps the story of the year was the unexpected resurgence of the print cart. Don’t forget to build your own in 2011!

Here are a few other gems you might want to re-visit:

Fly the Colors
You go, Goltzius!
Iranian Political Graphics Internet Dissemination
Bryan Christopher Baker
Printed Biscuits
Litho Cake
Everybody Loves Printmaking
Word on the street: Graphics 2
Slanderous Scandalous Raving Irreligious Seditious and Other Thoughts on Printing During the Protestant Reformation in England

Printeresting continues to grow, and we’re grateful for your continued support. We do it all for you, and we promise to keep working hard in 2011. Happy New Year!

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