Letterpress Projects

Letterpress Projects

posted Aug 10, 2014, 6:52 AM by Marijane Curry

United we Stand Posture
  This Poem resulted from my frustration at Congress and the Budget Bill in 2011.  Too much grid-lock, no compromising.

Beyond Language/ Typography as Composition

posted Jun 28, 2012, 3:20 PM by Marijane Curry

I participated  in this exhibition in which I printed with  my custom made Spencerian Type on black paper;  making  kaleidoscope designs.

Juror’s Statement by Bryan Baker

“Beyond Language showcases daring, playful, and inventive approaches of handling typography and letter forms.  A viewer will find themselves being pulled toward and then away from brief understandings that are spurred, sparked, and triggered by the quick relay the mind makes upon recognition of these very special shapes.   It is only natural that after all of these years the art of printmaking still carries the torch for it’s greatest partner and eternal love – Letters. A letter can, with ease, deliver to us striking form, content, and even context; usually these fine things are strung tightly together with an understanding and usage of language. Within the bounds of art and design this need not be the only use for these uniquely versatile characters in the world of mark making. This is an exhibition of printed works that

"Luna" by Laura Ladendorf

find themselves made using these building blocks of communication, all of them structured deliberately not to be read as text, but rather understood as compositions.   A few pieces in the show take a path toward literally making illustrations with letters that have been whimsically liberated from their usual work of making words,  while other works arrive to use more abstactly and with a strange beauty that is ironically bound to them by their illegibility.  Many carry with them a physicality that drives us to a meaning though an understanding their rhythm, or  from speculations about their manner/reason of accretion.  Please enjoy this collection of prints and take the time to ponder what the artist shown here are straying from and moving towards.”

We are the 99 % We are You

posted Jan 6, 2012, 11:53 AM by Marijane Curry

We are the 99 Percent.  I collaborated with 2 people for my "We are the 99 percent Poster.  I used the words of one of the Wall Street
organizers that goes only by the name Chris.   He is from New York and graciously allowed my to use his words in the poster.
The 99 Butterflies in the poster were designed by Robert Coyne of the blog http://www.brightlightmandalas.com.
Robert is from Arizona and does wonderful work.
This poster will be entered into an exhibition for We Love Letterpress in Cleveland Ohio from April 20 to May19.

See the Woman

posted Sep 2, 2011, 5:32 AM by Marijane Curry

This is a poem by John Trudell that I printed on elephant dung paper with the Moxon typeface.

United We Stand

posted Aug 24, 2011, 4:40 PM by Marijane Curry   [ updated Jan 6, 2012, 11:21 AM ]

I wrote this poem to hopefully help the country wake up and see that all need to compromise if we are to get this country moving again.
I used a vandercook 4 with no oscillating pin in rollers with oil ink and holyoke paper.

Letterpress Projects

posted Jul 30, 2011, 7:43 AM by Marijane Curry   [ updated Aug 13, 2011, 6:47 AM ]

Letterpress Projects


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