Join us for a presentation by Chris Fritton, the Itinerant Printer. Chris will discuss the history and lore of tramp printers, and share stories of his experience as a modern tramp printer. The nomadic lifestyle of journeymen printers is examined critically and comically, within a discussion of the indispensable role tramps played in the dissemination of information, techniques, and knowledge.
"The Itinerant Printer project is about reviving that sense of adventure in printing, along with the analog sharing of information. It’s about going out into the world, seeking work based on your skill set, making something with your hands, and delivering that object to someone. It’s about an exchange of ideas, of techniques, of information, of style, and of the culmination of all those things: prints."
Chris Fritton is the former Studio Director of the Western New York Book Arts Center. A poet, printer, and fine artist, Fritton has over a decade of experience writing, printing, and making his own books, in addition to collaborative efforts with other authors and artists. He has been on the road throughout 2015 & 2016 as The Itinerant Printer, visiting over 100 letterpress print shops across North America.
For more information on Chris and his project, please see his website: http://itinerantprinter.com/