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26 Lessons in Being Good: An Abecedarian

A new 60 page book of posters by the Peoria Print Club.
Now available directly from Blurb at https://www.blurb.com/b/10178001-26-lessons-in-being-good

26 lessons and posters
About the Book

Each of the 26 posters in this book is a reminder of what it means to be good in today’s context. The book is in what is referred to as an “abecedarian.” Each poster has is a short phrase and image that imparts a positive message and is associated with a letter of the alphabet. For example, “A is for accessibility for all.” The posters were created by the Peoria Print Club as a series of limited edition broadside posters to remind people of fundamental values that are indicative of a truly great America. Proceeds benefit the Peoria Print Club.

C is for Climate Change

C is for Climate Change

A is for Accessibility for All

A is for Accessibility for All

O is for Obstacles we shall Overcome

O is for Obstacles we shall Overcome

R is for Respect your Mother (Earth)

R is for Respect your Mother (Earth)

Y is for Your Huddled Masses Yearning to be Free

Y is for Your Huddled Masses Yearning to be Free

N is for reNewable energy

N is for reNewable energy

X is for eXercising your right to vote

X is for eXercising your right to vote

Atomic Bomb Mots

Atomic Bomb Mots: a 75 year war of words: Since 1945 we have lived under the shadow of nuclear catastrophe. The quotes in this book are by people who have been called upon to advise or make critical decisions on this threat. For 75 years our survival has depended on the their wisdom, integrity, and perspicacity. Full comprehension of this responsibility has humbled even the greatest of them. Among this illustrious company, only one person has had the temerity to claim to be a genius!

cover: 5.5 x 6 inches

cover: 5.5 x 6 inches

 

introduction

introduction

Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner

 

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Blast with Woodtype

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Wednesday night, September 9, from 6:30-9:00 at the Prairie Center of the Arts.  A short fun workshop will invite participants to use antique wood to create immediate and powerful letter and word compositions.

Just lately, I personally have been experimenting with setting wood type diagonally in the press bed, using triangular wedges and magnets for some inventive lock-ups. Combining that with hand-inking using multiple rollers and cutting and folding the paper after it has been printed has been leading to some intriguing avenues of investigation that I hope my students will pick up on and give me some surprises!

Wood type’s versatility always amazes. It can be old-fashioned in the sense of a wanted poster, or it can be painterly, atmospheric, almost abstract. it can communicate a message with utmost clarity or it can be subtle and nuanced, Meticulously planned or totally spontaneous.

Here are some of my recent experiments.

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