8 episodes

From the Chicago Printers Guild, Inside the Edition is an oral history of the organization. The monthly series features extended interviews with CPG members, special guests in conversation with members, and curated takeovers in conjunction with events and exhibitions. The podcast documents CPG activity while placing it along the arc of print history in Chicago and beyond.

Inside the Edition Chicago Printers Guild

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

From the Chicago Printers Guild, Inside the Edition is an oral history of the organization. The monthly series features extended interviews with CPG members, special guests in conversation with members, and curated takeovers in conjunction with events and exhibitions. The podcast documents CPG activity while placing it along the arc of print history in Chicago and beyond.

    008 Stephanie Graham + Ben Blount

    008 Stephanie Graham + Ben Blount

    In our latest episode of Inside the Edition, artist Stephanie Graham interviews designer-printer Ben Blount. They chat about what makes a comfortable work space and how to compartmentalize commercial work and fine art work. Pro tip: listen until the very end if you are in need of relationship advice. Big thanks to both Ben and Stephanie for letting us tune in on their convo!

    Stephanie is an artist and filmmaker interested in everyday people, especially regarding their subcultures, social class, and suburban living. Stephanie hosts her podcast, noseyAF, where she interviews people about their lives and professions; like Stephanie’s curiosity, the conversations are fun and all over the place. You can view all of Stephanie's projects at www.missgraham.com

    @stephaniegraham

    Ben Blount is a Detroit born artist, designer and letterpress printer. He loves books, type, and putting ink on paper. His work often explores questions of race, identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Ben is a believer in the power of the printed word and shares his passion for print and design speaking to students and educators around the country and as a board member of Artists Book House and Fine Press Book Association. His artists’ books and prints are included in numerous collections including the Chicago Field Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ben lives and works just north of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois.

    http://benblount.com/

    @blountben

    Organizations mentioned:

    https://www.shorefrontlegacy.org/

    https://www.bookprintcollective.com/

    The music for the series, “Tinkering Inside the Edition” was created by Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of @Sonnenzimmer.

    The series artwork was created by Todd Irwin of @BitmapPress.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    007 Dan Manion + Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson

    007 Dan Manion + Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson

    In this episode, Dan Manion visits Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson in her studio. They discuss the overlap of animation and printmaking, collaboration, and setting up systems to develop true habits. They also discuss the artist book Gwyneth was printing when they first met, Chyme. Big thanks to Dan and Gwyneth for letting us join in.

    Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson

    gwynethvzanderson.com

    www.instagram.com/gwyneth_zeleny_anderson/

    Dan Manion

    sadsackpress.com

    instagram.com/sadsackpress/

    Chyme

    www.suppedaneum.com/chyme.htm

    Police to Flowers

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CcA7fLaLCgm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    The music for the series, “Tinkering Inside the Edition” was created by Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of @Sonnenzimmer.

    The series artwork was created by Todd Irwin of @BitmapPress.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    006 Katie Chung + Mark Pascale

    006 Katie Chung + Mark Pascale

    Artist Katie Chung (@kaaatiechung) asks Mark Pascale, a curator in the Art Institute's Department of Prints and Drawings, to demystify the acquisition process. Katie and Mark talk about Miyoko Ito’s 1948 lithograph, From the Porch, and one of Martin Ramirez’s drawings. Mark traces their journey from origin to the Art Institute’s collection and reveals just how human the acquisition process really is. 

    Martin Ramirez, Untitled
    https://www.artic.edu/artworks/207736/untitled

    Miyoko Ito, From the Porch
    https://www.artic.edu/artworks/64344/from-the-porch

    https://www.katiechung.com/

    Be sure to check out the Joesph Yoakum exhibition as well, on view now through October 18th.

    The music for the series, “Tinkering Inside the Edition” was created by Sonnenzimer, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. The series artwork was created by Todd Irwin of Bitmap Press.

    • 49 min
    005 Osée Obaonrin + Sonnenzimmer

    005 Osée Obaonrin + Sonnenzimmer

    In this episode, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer speak with interdisciplinary artist and poet Osée Obaonrin. They discuss the collaborative process behind the print, Gentle Fractures, published in conjunction with CPG’s fundraiser for the South Side Community Art Center, Gentle Fractures took shape over virtual meetings, weekend test sessions, and long distance communication in the last months of 2020. The resulting print is a break from the intuitive, tactile methods Osée normally employs in the studio. This separation and collaboration yielded a print none of the three could’ve forecast. Thank you Osée, Nick, and Nadine for giving us a look inside the edition.

    You can see Gentle Fractures, learn more about the process, and purchase a print at https://tinyurl.com/gentlefractures. All proceeds benefit the South Side Community Art Center. Thank you to Osée, Nick, and Nadine for sharing their thoughtful conversation.

    In addition to interviewing Osée for today’s episode, Sonnenzimmer also created the music for the series, "Tinkering Inside the Edition". Thanks Nick and Nadine!

    The series artwork was created by Todd Irwin of Bitmap Press.

    A transcript of the episode can be found here.

    @owe.sea

    oseeobaonrin.com

    @sonnenzimmer

    Sonnenzimmer.com

    https://tinyurl.com/gentlefractures

    http://chicagoprintersguild.org/raise-it-up/

    • 53 min
    004 Jen Farrell of Starshaped Press

    004 Jen Farrell of Starshaped Press

    Mary Clare Butler (@fatamorganapress) talks with friend and fellow letterpress printer Jen Farrell (@starshapedpress). Since 1999, Jen has been applying the same ingenuity and meticulous standards to everything she prints from music packaging to artists’ books. She’s constantly trying new things and adapting amidst uncertainty while pushing the limits of letterpress printing.

    Thanks to Jen for sharing her work and letting us in on the finer points of running a letterpress business. You can find her work on instagram @starshapedpress and at starshapedpress.com.

    The music for the series, “Tinkering Inside the Edition” was created by @Sonnenzimer. The series artwork was created by Todd Irwin of @BitmapPress.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    003 Nicole Marroquin + Liz Born

    003 Nicole Marroquin + Liz Born

    Nicole Marroquin and Liz Born discuss their years-long collaboration, the challenges of maintaining a creative practice, and hurdling full force into things you swore you’d never try. You can see and purchase the work at hoofprintchicago.com and at Buddy Chicago. Thank you to Liz and Nicole for sharing their conversation. 

    nicolemarroquin.com

    https://www.instagram.com/rat_tit/

    hoofprintchicago.com

    https://hi-buddy.org/

    • 1 hr 6 min

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timecop666 ,

Great first episode

Excellent interviewer and interviewee. Great rapport with natural conversational flow. Technically smooth and well produced. While the natural audience will be printmakers and print enthusiasts, I believe this sort of discussion of living a creative life holds the potential of a much broader appeal. I’m looking forward to more!