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The Itinerant Printer
September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tramp Printers – History, Lore & Stories from the Road
The history of itinerant printers is as old as the history of printing itself; movable type being moved by peripatetic practitioners of the black art. The nomadic lifestyle of journeymen printers is examined critically and comically, and careful consideration is given to the indispensable role tramps played in the dissemination of information, techniques, and knowledge. The Itinerant Printer will also share stories and images from the road, along with an overview of the cities, shops, and institutions to come. A show-and-tell with the postcards and prints that have been made to date, with Q & A about techniques, challenges, and little victories will follow.