Tandem, Two days, Hundreds of Ideas
I spent this past Thursday and Friday comfortably seated in one of the auditoriums of the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In this red seated, steeply pitched auditorium, I had the pleasure of enjoying panel discussions and presentations on the past, present, and future of Tandem Press after its first twenty-five years.
Quite honestly, the symposium was replete with info and images, so much so that I’m going to take a few more days to write up a summary of my two favorite presentations. In the mean-time, I’ve got a slew of images from our casual tour of Tandem Press’s current facilities. The press will be moving locations in mid-summer of 2013, to a temporary location as they await the full funding and construction of a fabulous new space.
My sincere thanks to Andy Ruben for the full access tour of Tandem, the warm welcome, and the brownies.
The current but soon to be former house of Tandem Press. The press will be moving locations in mid-summer.
Andy Rubin and Anita Jung tolerating my camera.
The largest of large rollers
Old school meets new school
Shhh… he’s working
See, celebrities, they’re just like us.
Printmakers like it analog
A wall of ink
I wish I had asked someone to stand by the press. It’s ginormus. Look at the size of the copy paper under the press… it give you a sense of the scale.
A wall for proofs
Close up of the wall where proofs hang
Detailed ink notes on the one of the proofs
Storage and registration hole punch table
This little piece of machinery is one of the stars of the symposium. I’ll tell you more about it soon. But it’s a vinyl cutter.
The perfect place for a basketball hoop. I like to place mine above my china set.
Correct foams only
Half of the frame shop/wood cutting room
The other half of the frame shop/wood cutting room
Half of the developing room/acid room
A piece by Judy Pfaff
Space saving shelving
How it’s all organized
Measure twice cut once
Arranging it all
Yes, please, what is a print?
So that’s how a good crate is made…
This is how they store dimensional prints. Nicola’s work with Tandem features cut paper additions that extend out from the print plane
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I want to go to there.
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