This Saturday, The Hubbard Street Lofts, will again host Printers Ball. This year is the tenth anniversary, and we are thrilled to highlight a few of the artists who contribute to the success and reputation of Spudnik Press Cooperative. Artists include a mix of Teaching Artists, Studio Assistants (current and past), artists we’ve collaborated with, and artists who have private studios within our printshop. Many artists are producing their work here at Spudnik. Others have set up their own shops. All are using print in innovative and fresh ways, and are excited to share their artwork at the tenth annual Printers Ball!
Perfectly Acceptable; Matt Davis
Perfectly Acceptable offers simple and affordable Risograph printing, design, and consultation services for cartoonists, zinesters, and anyone interested in printing on a small- to medium-sized scale. We are pleased to announce that we will be debuting the first of our series of artist prints at Printer’s Ball 2014, by Andy Burkholder, alongside a number of other Riso-printed goodies. Perfectly Acceptable is run by Matt Davis in a private studio in Spudnik Press’s Annex.
Alamo Igloo; Keith Herzik
Dog lover, Keith Herzik has been making screen printed concert and show posters in Chicago since before the millennium. Recently Keith has focused on hand printed art book zines entitled Alamo Igloo. A new three-color woodblock print designed by Keith published by Spudnik Press, is currently in production.
Hoofprint Workshop; Liz Born and Gabe Hoare
Hoofprint Workshop is a Chicago-based printmaking studio specializing in fine art editions. Processes they use include relief, intaglio, plate lithography, monotype, and screenprinting. They work with emerging artists, students fine-tuning their craft, and clients who are looking to commission a custom design or have their own imagery reproduced by hand. They work with 4 artists each year to create innovative editions that represent the collaboration of the artist and team of skilled printers. By subsidizing printing costs for these projects, we encourage artists to make ambitious works that expand their studio practice, and re-contextualize existing themes. Their shop is located in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood between Pilsen and Little Village in a re-purposed funeral parlor.
Currently, she is working on a body of prints that explore the conflation of domestic and scientific activity in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1950s. After World War II, the United States Army contracted with private corporations and a select group of scientists to spray zinc cadmium sulfide with a fluorescent additive over certain parts of St. Louis as part of a biological weapons development program. They researched particle dispersal patterns and their effects on unknowing St. Louis residents. In response to this information, she is interested in constructing images that represent the concept of duality and hiding one narrative within a more desirable one. Her current artwork includes screenprints, as well as an edition of small books and collages.
Rough Ray Press
Rough Ray Press is the design studio and print shop of artists Bailey Romaine, Becka Cooling, and Nick Humber. The press is an aesthetic project that supports these artists’ independent and collaborative approaches to printmaking. We produce books, multiples, and fine art prints, as well as works on commission, including but not limited to book covers, invitations, and posters.
Rar Rar Press
Chicago’s print and digital communications expert, Cushing has stood for premier reprographic imaging since 1929. From small and large format color graphics to cross media marketing campaigns, the company offers an assortment of cost-effective print solutions. A city of Chicago-certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), the organization’s philosophy is firmly rooted in going the extra mile to provide optimal customer service. From short run to wide format color printing and cross media marketing, our network provides access to over 200 industry partners, across the globe. Projects are executed with care and precision.