This annual event of the Amalgamated Printers’ Association is taking place in Chicago June 25th-28th this year and is open to both APA members and non-members. The Amalgamated Printers’ Association was organized in 1958 as a hobby printers group so that members could improve their skills, expand their knowledge and exchange samples of their letterpress work. Today it consists of both professional and amateur letterpress printers, with an emphasis on the exchange of members’ letterpress printing, information on sources of equipment and better printing practices.
This year’s lineup includes workshops at many incredible print facilities around the city, a look at Chicago’s important role in the history of printing and the opportunity to see where the vibrant, urban letterpress community is headed.
Check out the ChicaGoose 2015 website for all of the details and to download a registration form.
Please contact me at any time with questions. I look forward to sharing Chicago’s midwestern hospitality with you!
Jen Farrell, Starshaped Press
It is still in the formative stages, but the website for the 2015 WayzGoose in Chicago has gone live today. Just like last year, the WayzGoose website is a subdomain of this main APA-Letterpress website. Jennifer Farrell has done a great job in the initial design of the site, and I am sure it will develop well over the coming weeks & months…
The site can be found by clicking here or by entering the URL:
It can also be found at the generic redirection of wayzgoose.apa-letterpress.com or clicking on the link in the left side bar of most of the content pages.
For historical purposes, the 2014 WayzGoose website can also still be found at it’s new address: http://2014wayzgoose.apa-letterpress.com
This is your January dues notice from you new Secretary/Treasurer for APA.
Please make your $30 annual due via check payable to the Amalgamated Printers Association.
The mailing address is:
12236 S. Tonalea Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85044
If you have any questions, please contact me: email@example.com
As another option for payment, we are working on setting up a paypal account so members can pay their dues online. As soon as this is activated, we will let you know.
Welcome to 2015, as we welcome a new slate of officers to the Board of Directors of the APA. The All-Time Officers List has been updated with the new information, thanks to a friendly reminder from our first president, Mike O’Connor. Without his reminder, I would probably have forgotten to make this update until updating the All-Time Membership list in April!
I did make one change in the All-Time Officers List, reversing the list so the most recent additions are now at the top of the list. Sorry, Mike, this now moves you from the top of the list to near the bottom…. I just thought it was easier for everyone to see the current list of officers if they were at the top of the page.
Sixty Years of Prints & Wood Engravings
By Gale Mueller (AAPA & APA member)
The University of Tampa and the Tampa Press published a book by Gale Mueller on his prints and wood engravings.
You can read the promotional piece online and also order the book.
The Hardbound Edition or the Paperback Edition