SGC: Common Press Open House

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Common Press at the University of Pennsylvania had their open house today. Here is a photo tour for anyone who missed the event. Common Press is not the biggest or most hightech print studio in Philadelphia, but they might just be the hardest working.

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The gallery/hallway space was choc-block full of great work from students and faculty.

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The framed print below is from the Swipe File print project produced with Charles Burns.

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Every print shop should have a paste-up foyer.

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Matt Neff the heart and brains behind Common Press talking with Cindi Ettinger of C.R. Ettinger Studio and the legendary press ‘doctor’ Perry Tymeson of Suitcase Press.

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There is something about print shop signage that requires a measure of magical thinking.

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These two big zinc platers are by Ivanco Talevski and Matt Neff respectively.

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This is where the magic happens. Tricia Treacy and Matt Neff in the Letterpress hive.

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4 Responses to “SGC: Common Press Open House”

  1. Tom Neff says:

    Common Press is a fantastic collection of amazing talent and artistic energy. You’ve captured the electric atmosphere in the series of photographs and comments, but one really needs to experience it first hand to be able to absorb and appreciate the remarkable collection of pieces that are tacked up or casually scattered around the space. Even the scraps and strike-offs are frameable jewels!

  2. Marilyn and Tom says:

    Looks amazing! Kudos!

  3. Gerri George says:

    Exciting expression of art. I love it.

  4. Perry Tymeson is being honored for his excellent workon presses and collaborating with printers – at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey this weekend Saturday Nov. 20th. 2010.
    I am delighted to find a picture including him here because they are hard to come by. Contact PCNJ if you want more info about the award presentation.

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