2009 Centennial

Centenary Bundle Exhibited in South Africa

Bundle contributors Mark Sandham and Kalle Pihlajasaari have organized an exhibition of the Vandercook Centenary Print Bundle at the University of Witwatersrand Library, Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the first exhibition of the bundle outside of the United States. Exhibition details and a catalogue in PDF are available at: www.letterpress.co.za/news/vandercook.

Centenary Print Bundle Arrived!

Delighted to come home to a package full of Vandercook prints tonight! As fun as looking through the online gallery had been, it is nothing compared to the real thing. Fascinating diversity of techniques and approaches. Kudos to all the participants and thanks to Paul and his boundless energy to make this happen.

Papercraft Vandy

The Fall issue (mid November) of Ampersand, the quarterly journal of the Pacific Center for Book Arts, will feature a papercraft Universal I to celebrate the Vandercook Centenary. Designed by Shirley Edwards and printed at Logos Graphics in San Francisco. More photos at Lars K. Flickr site. This nicely complements Kyle Van Horn’s papercraft SP20.

Bundle status

Today is the official deadline to have received participants prints for the centenary bundle. So far I’ve received 61 out of a projected 100. While it fell on a Sunday this year, August 16 was chosen because it is (was) the birthday of R.O. Vandercook. Several participants have told me their prints are in the …

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T-Shirt for 100 Years of Vandercook (?)

Are there any plans to have a special T-Shirt (or even Apron) celebrating the 100 years of Vandercook? It could make a nice companion to the Print Bundle. And lots of people would buy it if priced reasonably. Perhaps a t-shirt design competition could stir-up the bubbling creativity amongst vandercook users :) Just a thought. …

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How do you party?

I’m writing an article for the American Printing History Association Newsletter about the Vandercook centenary. The focus is on the various celebrations such as our Vandercook Centenary Print Exchange, the recently published Vandercook Book (currently on exhibit around the U.S.) and a series of panel discussions that were held at the Center for Book Arts …

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