It was just about two weeks ago that Nicolas Lampert came to Madison to help me print a new poster. It was his idea. He had been researching antebellum broadsides for his book project and came across an interesting old broadside printed as a warning to African Americans in the Boston area. He mixed up the nineteenth century language with timely information regarding the recent bill signed into law in Arizona by Governor Jan Brewer.
I set the type on Wednesday, proofed and made adjustments on Thursday, and then Nicolas printed them on Thursday afternoon and evening. Christina, the resident apprentice artist of the Propositions Press, helped with the printing and disassembled the form and distributed the text afterward. Without the two of them, this would not have gotten done before me leaving the next Sunday.
But here it is. I forget how many we
printed. Something like a hundred or thereabouts, on two different
I brought with me about ten of these posters on the gold paper. I did not bring them to China on purpose, but rather for them to be shown and sold at the Pop-Up Book Academy event I will be doing on 6/4 in San Francisco, the day after I return from Beijing. They are just along for the ride.