Chris Fritton (The Itinerant Printer) has been traveling North America for over four years visiting different letterpress print shops, creating unique prints at each of his stops. He brings with him only paper and ink, and works exclusively with what those shops have to offer.
He recently completed a formidable coffee table book cataloging the adventure, and it features Tribune Showprint and other regional print shops as well.
Part travel diary, part cultural anthropology, part philosophical musing, part poetic digression, The Itinerant Printer book is a series of interconnected yet independent vignettes that tell the story of two and a half years on the road visiting letterpress shops throughout America & Canada. It's the ultimate index of this printing adventure, the culmination of all the miles, all the ink, all the paper, all the type, and the blood, sweat, and tears.
Chris will be sharing stories from the road at around 7:00p, and the presentation runs concurrent with a pop-up exhibition/shop. He'll be showing and selling work from his adventure, signing his book and taking questions about all things letterpress, road trips, and tramp printing!
Don't miss this Muncie print party, with drinks and refreshments on hand as well! Come say hi and grab a print to take home!
Tribune Showprint Posters and the Book Arts Collaborative are located at 515 E. Main St. Muncie, IN.