This Spring, Spudnik expanded to a new frontier. Through unveiling Space Race, we hope to spark unprecedented support for community arts and democratic printmaking. Evolving into a larger space will allow us to launch two new printing processes: We will capture advanced letterpress technology through the implementation of movable type and photo polymer plate making capabilities. We will provide unprecedented opportunities for Chicago artists to utilize offset printing communications through our AB Dick 324.
An upsurge in support for the studio through patron opportunities or pure philanthropy will accelerate advancements within the studio. With sufficient momentum, the theoretical possibilities of approachable and affordable print making will develop in to real benefits.
Space Race will encompass a variety of projects and events that will all contribute to our ultimate goal of expanding to a larger studio that can incorporate private studios, additional classes and keyholder opportunities, letterpress printing, and offset printing.
Current Space Race Events
Kickstarter Campaign: Rewards include enrollment in classes, limited edition prints, and harmonica lessons!
2011 Subscriptions Select works from Artist Residency program, publishing program, and more. Only 12 Subscribers per year. 4 subscriptions remain available for $250 each.
Donate Materials: This is a list of materials and tools we hope to have available in our new home. Some will be needed right away, and others are wish list items that we hope to eventually add to what we can provide the community.
Flat head screwdrivers
6 pairs of scissors
6 exacto knives
3 stacking or folding stools
6 soft speedball brayers, 3-6”
Full-size book shelf
left-over latex paint
automated screenprinting press
vacuum exposure table
microgauges and steel bed for for Conrad E-24 etching press
36″x48″ self-healing cutting mat
Past Space Race Events
Art Documentation Workshop Professional digital documentation of 30 artworks with a $50 donation to the press. Reservations required.
January 30, 2011. 10:30-5pm.
The Hashbrown Party and Chili cook-off featuring 10 Chicago print shops. Feb. 26, 7pm-10pm. $10 to taste 5 soups and vote.