We’re in an Art Show

Posted 24 May 2010 by Willy
Categories: Letterpress, News, Studio

We are excited to announce Swayspace's participation in a show highlighting the work of master craftsmen and artisans working in New York City. The show is part of the LVMH-sponsored project The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York and opens this Wednesday 26 May. The show will be open to the public June 5 - June 27, 11 AM - 5 PM at Nolan Park on Governors Island, which is a great place to visit in the summer in New York, so we hope you can make it out to see and celebrate the hard work of these craftsmen and students.

This has been a great opportunity for us to peruse our archives for some of our favorite commercial work like the 2009 Feltron Annual Report as well as the kind of interesting printed ephemera that we're always producing.

The invitation we designed and printed for the opening:


A sneak peak of what we'll have on display:


Here's how this came about:

Over the past winter and spring we hosted a group of Parsons fashion design students as part of The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York. Andres, Chi, Payal, Sherman, and Sooji of the team Half-Broken Things spent many hours in the Swayspace printshop absorbing many fine points about letterpress printing. These lessons informed their final project, a dress and short film.