TITLE: Domestic Engraving & European Letterpress: A Conversation with Gaylord Schanilec & Russell Maret
SPEAKER: Gaylord Schanilec, Russell Maret
EVENT DATE: 10/04/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes
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Gaylord Shanilec, Wisconsin wood engraver, talks about his intricately realized multi-colored engravings inspired by his rural Midwestern surroundings. Russell Maret, a New York-based private designer and letterpress printer, discusses the high and low corners of European alphabetical history for both form and content.
Speaker Biography: Gaylord Schanilec is an American wood engraver & printer. He is the proprietor of the press Midnight Paper Sales, located in Stockholm, Wisconsin. Schanilec has used traditional wood engraving processes to create illustrations for hundreds of works.
Speaker Biography: Russell Maret, a New York-based private designer and letterpress printer who has been making letterforms his subject over the past decade, has published four recent books that explore letterforms that are not part of the Western canon: "Mute: A Promethean Alphabet" (2001), "Eclectic Geometric, or Lunch with Nicolete" (2001), "Medieval in Padua" (2008) and "Aethelwold, Etc.: Twenty-Six Letters Inspired by Other Letters and Non-Letters and Little Bits of Poetry Rendered with Accompanying Notes" (2009). Maret is currently a fellow at the American Academy in Rome.