Thursday, December 08, 2011


On Saturday, December 3rd the Western New York Book Arts Center was graced with the joyful presence of Amos P. Kennedy Jr., an energetic and inspiring letterpress printer who works out of Gordo, Alabama. Amos is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Proceed and Be Bold, a film in which his life, work, and the concept of "The American Dream" are explored.

Amos visited WNYBAC to lead the final installment of our popular Analog Artist Showcase series, which consisted of eight free hands- on demonstrations/workshops lead by renowned book and print artists.

While leading participants through two hands-on demonstrations of letterpress printing, Amos discussed and displayed his distinct style and techniques. Those who attended had the rare opportunity to watch Amos set type and contribute to a collaboratively designed print.

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