Sponsored by The Grolier Club
Graphic designer and letterpress printer Professor Sarah McCoy will lecture on the lively, tumultuous lives of Colonial women printers, who were backbones of their families and communities. Words that they printed and disseminated, amid triumphs and hardships, helped shape the culture and freedoms of the early colonial world. Dr. McCoy will draw from her research for an essay on the topic in a recent book, Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History (Princeton Architectural Press), edited by Briar Levit.
Dr. McCoy is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and owns and operates The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio in Des Moines, with clients ranging from universities to organic farms. She has widely published her writings, exhibited her work, including artists’ books, and lectured and led letterpress workshops.
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