End of times 3
This third and final installment of the End of Times Series comes to a close in the Winter of 2018. I have gathered the best of the best to react to and remind us all that with beautiful art comes hope for the future. End of Times 3: Precious Time is a broadside exchange that features letterpress prints from 32 national and international printers and designers.
Neenah Paper donated Florescent White Cotton 110# paper that all of the broadsides are created on, the only constraints were that the works had to be vertically formatted and letterpress printed. From there each artist spent time reflecting on the theme and exploring their own skill sets to produce exquisite individual prints. This wasn’t just about creating individual pieces though, it was about adding voices to a chorus. Every participating artist will recieve the complete collection of works to cherish, packaged impeccably in their own work of art designed and printed by Studio On Fire.
The caliber of art represented in this collection is astounding. I am so proud to have been given the chance to work with such talented artists and so grateful that you are taking time to enjoy it with me.
-Mary C. Bruno
Would you like to host this exhibition?
You should, I have put together the most wonderful Traveling Exhibition Package that any that any gallery owner would love!
I thought of everything!
Would you like a PDF of the packet?
Kim Ransdell • The Collective Press • Bloomington, IN
Amy Redmond • Amada Press • Seattle, WA
Jules Remedios Faye • Stern & Faye Printers • Mount Vernon, WA
Lisa Beth Robinson • Somnambulist Tango Press • Greenville, NC
Chip Schilling • Indulgence Press • Minneapolis, MN
CB Sherlock • Seymour Press • Minneapolis, MN
Jessica Spring • Springtide Press • Tacoma, WA
Mel Stockwell • The Calico Press • Birmingham, IA
Gota Svennson • Tryckkammaren • Delsbo, Sweden
Kseniya Thomas • Thomas Printers • Ogden, UT
Laura Thoms • Red Press • McDonald Observatory, TX
Walter io Uranga • Imprenta tipografica Uranga • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jan-Willem Van der Looij • Mizdruk Ink’orporated • Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Eileen Wallace • Mile Wide Press • Athens, GA
Jenny Wilkson • SVC Letterpress • Seattle, WA
Tammy & Adam Winn • The Red Door Press • Des Moines, IA
Celene Aubry • Run With Scissors, Please! • Nashville, TN
Ro Barragan • Ilusion Grafica • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Erin Beckloff • Inky Winke Press • Springboro, OH
Laura Bentley • Pinwheel Press • Seattle, WA
Mare Blocker • MKimberly Press • Seattle, WA
Mary Bruno • Bruno Press • St. Joseph, MN
Angie Butler • ABPress • St. George, Bristol, UK
Stephanie Carpenter • Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum • Two Rivers, WI
Monica Edwards Larson • Sister Black Press • Minneapolis, MN
Dan Elliot • Pieces of Craft • Greenville, NC
Clint Harvey • The Bacon Factory • Brisbane, Australia
Cindy Iverson • Letterpress Central • Phoenix, AZ
Amos Paul Kennedy • Kennedy Prints! • Detroit, MI
Craig Malmrose • Trade Union Press • Ayden, NC
Scott Murphy • Befuddled Press • St. Joseph, MN
Jessica Peterson • The Southern Letterpress • New Orleans, LA
Kim Tschida- Petters • Vandalia Street Press • Minneapolis, MN
It all started in 2012...
End of Times began with me having 4 interns and not enough stuff to keep them busy! I thought, hell, we could pull of a kickass broadside exchange with all the printers I know, lets do it! The theme was the end of the world due to the fact that my birthday that year (12/21/12) was the end of the Mayan calendar and due to be some sort of apocalypse. We got out the call to about 35 printers and we were off. It was an amazing collection of printers around the nation and the show toured to many exhibits.
End of times 2: The time is now
Then in 2016, the world started to feel apocalyptic again, people were angry and unsettled and I wanted to get back to the source, I wanted to curate a sequel to my first E of T show and bring us, the people, back to the things that bring us happiness-art making. This time we drew 20 from the first edition and invited 21 new printers from around the globe! It was so exciting finding people that I only new from social media that were stoked to be a part of the new show, everything was bigger and better this time. We got Neenah Paper to sponsor so all the printers got beautiful paper, we had a great show and reception with a wonderful panel talk all held at the College of St. Benedict.
Catch the exhibition at these fine establishments:
Tour schedule will be updated as exhibitions are scheduled.
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
January 1 - March 1, 2019
on display in the Gallery Lounge
Opening Reception & Panel Talk: February 21, 2019 (5 - 7 pm)
Learn more about the Benedicta Arts Center
SOO Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Take a moment to thank the wonderful professionals
who have helped bring this exchange to life.
As a small town print shop, coordinating the execution and distribution of paper, products and packaging is a big task. We simply couldn’t accomplish any of this without the amazing support of local business partners. Once again Neenah Paper donated beautiful sheets of NEW Neenah Cotton Fluorescent White Letterpress Finish paper for each artist to create on. This year, we were also able to partner with Studio On Fire from St. Paul to create some of the most beautiful packaging ever. Silver ink printed on jet black paper and die cut to perfection. Chank Diesel of Chank Fonts became a sponsor and allowed us to use his gorgeous fonts for the beautiful catalogs that accompany each set of prints. We thank AIGA MN for helping to promote the opening and to bring awareness of more rural happenings to the city of Minneapolis. Last but not least we give a shout out to Rubinski Visual for the amazing promotional photographs that will continue to grab the attention of anyone that lays eyes on them!Each business contributed because of a deep appreciation for letterpress and the community building that this exchange brings and we are so grateful for their support.
Please join us in an echoing and resounding: THANK YOU!