the Itinerant Printer - Artist Talk & Book Release

Join us for a presentation, pop-up shop, and book signing from Chris Fritton, AKA The Itinerant Printer!

Chris Fritton (The Itinerant Printer) traveled North America for over two years visiting different letterpress print shops, creating unique prints at each of his stops. He brought with him only paper and ink, and worked exclusively with what those shops had to offer.

He recently completed a coffee table book cataloging the adventure, and it features local KC mainstays Two Tone Press, Hammerpress, Skylab Letterpress, and Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts. Part travel diary, part cultural anthropology, part philosophical musing, part poetic digression, The Itinerant Printer book is a series of interconnected yet independent vignettes that tell the story of two and a half years on the road visiting letterpress shops throughout America & Canada. This is the ultimate index of this printing adventure, the culmination of all the miles, all the ink, all the paper, all the type, and the blood, sweat, and tears.

Chris will be sharing stories from the road at 6pm, then his presentation will immediately be followed by a pop-up exhibition. He'll be showing and selling work from his adventure, signing his book and taking questions about all things letterpress, road trips, and tramp printing!

Don't miss this KC print party, with plenty of drinks and refreshments on hand as well!

This event is free and open to the public.