This Saturday is the year anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump to the United States Presidency and the start of The 50 Card Project. Join me and thousands of people all over the country and the world in some kind of action. Go to a march. Make some art. Join me in the Bowman … Continue reading
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The 50 Card Project, COMPLETED!
Here it is, the end of the year, the end of a project. As the anniversary of the start of this project approaches, 1.20.18, I continue to turn to these cards for inspiration, encouragement and power. I’ve talked about the project to students at MCLA, where I teach, and here are some of the things … Continue reading
40 Weeks of The 50 Card Project
It’s a year ago this week that MCLA alum and former PRESS intern extraordinaire Isaac Wood and I created the card “We are Marching in the Light of Love.” We made it for a student organized rally to help all of us try to cope with how we were feeling after the election. Fear and disillusion dominated conversations, we wanted to cultivate strength, … Continue reading
30 Weeks of The 50 Card Project
Selections from the first nineteen weeks of the 50 Card Project will be on view at The Center for Book Arts in New York City through September as part of their summer exhibitPROTEST ≠ PROFEST: GLOBAL BURDENS. Pictured above are all the cards to date, 30 weeks. Thanks again to all of you who supported the project! If … Continue reading
Twelve weeks of the 50 Card Project
It’s been a busy twelve weeks since Inauguration Day and the launch of the 50 Card Project. Big thanks goes out to Amanda Romanelli, my current intern for all her help in making these cards and to all the people who supported the project on Kickstarter. One of the challenges of this project is choosing. … Continue reading
The 50 Card Project
I made a card of FDR’s Four Freedoms on Inauguration Day. By the end of the three-color limited edition of 100 cards I decided that I needed to make a card every week for this entire year. These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how I can frame … Continue reading
We are marching in the light of love
Many of my friends all over the world knitted pink hats, traveled far and wide and are ready for one of many of the Women’s Marches that are happening tomorrow, January 21, 2017. We have two of our most recent mantra cards heading to Boston and D.C. in the hands of friends to share with … Continue reading
PRESS 2017 Calendar, now ready to order!
We’ve been hard at work printing our 2017 calendar. We think you are going to love it. You want to make sure you reserve your copy today, as this is the last year that we will be printing a calendar! This year’s calendar is the result of collaboration with MCLA Professor Zack Finch’s Creative Writing … Continue reading
2017 Calendar printing well underway
It’s a good sign when three calendar pages are completed by the middle of October! Yes devoted readers, production of the 2017 calendar is underway. This year we are deviating a bit from our past calendar formats. We’ve partnered with students in Professor Zack Finch’s creative writing independent study. They’ve written short aphorisms and poems … Continue reading
Press on the MOVE!
We’ve had a very exciting and busy start to the 2016-2017 academic year. This fall we are printing in our new home in Bowman Hall on MCLA’s campus. Our brand new facility already feels like home, and we welcome the connections we are making with other students and faculty. We’ve had a couple of PRESS on … Continue reading