Printeresting in 2013
Ed Ruscha, News, 1970
Happy New Year, and welcome to the new Printeresting! As you can see, we’ve had a busy holiday getting things ready for 2013.
It’s hard to believe we started Printeresting almost five years ago. In that time, things have changed dramatically in our personal lives. We’ve seen new jobs, weddings, births, and more. Since 2008, things have also changed in the larger print community. We have witnessed the evolving role of print in culture and in the arts, as creative people test the boundaries of printed art in innumerable ways. To continue our documentation of this evolution, we also need to evolve.
Many of the changes we have made should be immediately evident. This snappy new layout, while a major aesthetic upgrade, was really designed with function in mind. The new grid-based format should make recent Features more accessible. With so much great content, we want readers to be able to see it all at a glance. Just don’t forget to click through to the article!
At the bottom of the site, you will notice a row of images featuring random selections From the Archive: with a catalog of almost two thousand posts, there’s probably something you missed. We maintained The Notebook as a separate sidebar with some enhancements. Our Supporters section is now nested in the body of the site. Here’s a link to details about our ad program; please let our sponsors know that you appreciate their support of Printeresting. Lastly, we know that these days fewer people view the Web from a desktop, so the new design has been optimized for better mobile and tablet reading. Check it out wherever you go!
Special thanks are due to Bethany and Ignacio at Gato Gordo for their hard work on web development. We drew a picture of what we wanted and they made it happen. Thanks, guys!
Beyond the redesign, there’s more in store for 2013. In an effort to maintain a lively dialogue, we enlisted a group of new contributors from around the country; you will see their names in the site footer. Some of these folks are already familiar to Printeresting readers, and others are brand new to the site. Each brings a distinct point of view, and we’re happy to have them all in the conversation. In the next week or so, we’ll announce the return of the Printeresting Micro-Grant, and share news about more Printeresting Black ink from Gamblin Artists Colors. And there’s even more to come.
As we continue to expand our various offline projects, the best way to stay informed is to come back to this site often. We hope you will.
Thanks for reading, and have a great year!Bookmark / Share / Print