Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Letterpress Printing & Bookbinding at the University of South Alabama
Top: Books by Mary Ann Sampson; Above: Books by Louise L. Foster

Letterpress and playbills as well as hand binding will be on display at the University of South Alabama Library, third floor gallery display cases September 1, 2009 - December 18, 2009. Mary Ann Sampson began making unique books after participating in a conceptual bookmaking workshop with Keith Smith at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Sampson gradually incorporated her books into small theatrical settings. Louise L. Foster is a self-employed book conservator and does hand binding, repair and paper decoration. She studied under Don Glaister and Wesley Baker in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama. Ian Robertson does fine letterpress printing of books, broadsides and ephemera with an emphasis on typography and composition. He is self-taught with the great help of outstanding mentors in topography, printing and illustration. The public is invited to view their works during library hours:

Link to the exhibition here. Mary Ann Sampson and Louise L. Foster are both members of the Southeastern Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

Way to go, ladies!!!