I thought I would give a salute to a longtime printmaker from Oregon whose work will be featured at the Los Angeles Printers Fair next weekend in Los Angeles, of course.
The Fair will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm, and it supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission.The Fair is suitable for all ages. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 years of age. Students, educators, enthusiasts, collectors, typophiles, bibliophiles, graphic designers, artists, and professionals will enjoy the varied demonstrations and array of vendors.
Printmaker-Artist EARL NEWMAN, a member of the 1960’s Avant-garde Los Angeles art poster scene. Newman has designed and printed the posters for the Monterey Jazz Festival for 50 years (a collection that has recently been acquired by the Smithsonian), posters for the Abbott Kinney Street Fair here in Los Angeles, and many of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theater Posters. The exhibition will feature work from his extensive and impressive portfolio.
Newman will be in attendance at the fair selling signed limited edition prints and sharing stories of his six decades working with the music, theater, and art worlds. He will also be selling a special limited edition poster print of the 2017 Los Angeles Printers Fair show guide cover, designed by the artist himself. Visit earlnewmanprints.com to see his work.
I wanted to give you a sampling of some of his greatest pieces....
Massachusetts College of Art-BFA 1956
Harvard University Graduate School-AMT 1957
This is a chance to meet and greet with one of the best in the biz, folks. Take advantage of it if you are visiting LA next weekend.
Another special exhibit...
"Printing on the Silver Screen", will feature printing presses and artifacts that the Printing Museum has rented to Hollywood over the last 75 years. These presses have been featured in many movies and Westerns, including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Have Gun Will Travel (1957), even John Boy’s Press on The Waltons (1971). More modern rentals include TV’s Gilmore Girls (2004), NCIS (2010), Seven Pounds (2008), and the critically acclaimed film Inception (2010). Guests will have a chance to print a special “Newsies Banner” keepsake on the actual press rented for the cult hit Newsies (1992).