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Manifestos Featured Artist: John Vincent

For the next 3 weeks we will be spotlighting artists from our current exhibit, Manifestos. Our first feature is on artist John Vincent of A Revolutionary Press.

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Who he is:

John Vincent has been experimenting with artistic methods of letterpress printing and disseminating radical & revolutionary ideals since founding A Revolutionary Press in 2008.

His work primarily consists of designing and printing broadsides, using handset metal and wood type of various sizes with images he creates from cutting and printing linoleum or wood blocks, or with other experimental means of relief printing on the letterpress.

“A Revolutionary Press promotes, publishes, & disseminates Radical and Revolutionary ideals to inform the People of their Right and their duty to alter or abolish the present greed based capitalist Form of Government, and to institute a new and more humane form of Self Governance.” (Italicized phrases borrowed from the U.S. Declaration of Independence.)

Why we love his work:

Vincents work expertly combines inspiring phrases and quotes with intriguing visual layouts. He explores color, shape, and text to create beautiful final products that are pleasing to the eye as well as the mind. He has ten prints on display in Manifestos and dominates the left wall. Come and check it out at the PRESS gallery on Main St through July 26.

Where to find out more about him:

You can see John Vincent’s studio tour with ILSSA here: http://impractical-labor.org/markdown/studio-tours/john-vincent/index.html 

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