PUSHING THE PRESS

November 19, 2015 to February 29, 2016

For over 100 years, Typecraft has worked with artists and designers to create an astonishing variety of work proving the power and beauty of print design. Pushing the Press represented over 15 years of work collected from Typecraft’s collaborations.

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For over 100 years, Typecraft has worked with artists and designers to create an astonishing variety of work proving the power and beauty of print design. Pushing the Press represented over 15 years of work collected from Typecraft’s collaborations.

The collection presented was a celebration of the enduring power of print as a medium and a tribute to the talented and visionary ensemble of professionals who contribute their skills and dedication to the art of graphic communication and expression. This exhibition honored all contributors to the print process: clients, designers, writers, editors, pressmen, strippers, binders, all who participate in making extraordinary graphic work and whose knowledge and talents are indispensable to the finished piece. This archive was the result of the loving labor of an entire dedicated community.

Within the Typecraft Design Library, one could explore a vast array of print processes, including split fountain, special die cuts, unique bindings, embossing, debossing, toothy papers, shiny foils and multiple inks. Beyond their engaging design, the power of these pieces lies in their materiality — physical objects with mass, texture, and color, designed to be held and savored. This exhibition sought to leave museum visitors inspired to create, enjoy and experiment with the endless possibilities of pushing the press.

CURATORS:

Stephen Child and David Mayes

EXHIBITION AND PROMOTIONAL DESIGN:
USC Roski School of Art and Design Special Projects Class

HEARTFELT THANKS TO:

AM Design for interior design of the library space

Haven Lin-Kirk, Vice Dean of Design at the USC Roski School of Art and Design

Hit+Run for the live on-site screenprinting event

Sappi, Spicers Paper, Neenah Paper, AIGA Los Angeles Education, and Direct Delivery Distribution or their generous sponsorship of this exhibition

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