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.

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.

Andy Rubin and Anita Jung tolerating my camera.

The largest of large rollers

The largest of large rollers

Old school meets new school

Old school meets new school

Shhh... he's working

Shhh… he’s working

See, celebrities, they're just like us.

See, celebrities, they’re just like us.

Printmakers like it analog

Printmakers like it analog

More storage

More storage

A wall of ink

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.

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.

Notes.

Notes.

A wall for proofs

A wall for proofs

Close up of the wall where proofs hang

Close up of the wall where proofs hang

Detailed ink notes on the one of the proofs

Detailed ink notes on the one of the proofs

Storage and registration hole punch table

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.

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.

Hmmm.

Hmmm.

The perfect place for a basketball hoop. I like to place mine above my china set.

The perfect place for a basketball hoop. I like to place mine above my china set.

Notes

Notes

Correct foams only

Correct foams only

Half of the frame shop/wood cutting room

Half of the frame shop/wood cutting room

The other 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

Half of the developing room/acid room

Other half

Other half

Sales space

Sales space

Sales Space

Sales Space

A piece by Judy Pfaff

A piece by Judy Pfaff

Space saving shelving

Space saving shelving

How it's all organized

How it’s all organized

Measure twice cut once

Measure twice cut once

Arranging it all

Arranging it all

Yes, please, what is a print?

Yes, please, what is a print?

 

Serious cratage

Serious cratage

So that's how a good crate is made...

So that’s how a good crate is made…

Storage

Storage

BEAR!

BEAR!

This is how they store dimensional prints. Nicola's work with Tandem features cut paper additions that extend out from the print plane

This is how they store dimensional prints. Nicola’s work with Tandem features cut paper additions that extend out from the print plane

I want to go to there.

I want to go to there.

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