Frances Perkins: a stamp of her own & a signature achievement

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[Alyson Kuhn] I kuhnfess that, until a year ago, I didn’t know a thing about Frances Perkins except that she was on a 15¢ U.S. postage stamp. Fortunately, I was listening to Fresh Air on April 16, 2009, when Maureen Corrigan reviewed The Woman Behind the New Deal, a biography about Frances Perkins by Kirsten Downey.

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EP!C: Sustainable Living Expo in Vancouver

EP!C, the Sustainable Living Expo, taking place in Vancouver, B.C., May 28–30, is billed as “Western Canada’s largest sustainable consumer trade show and eco-marketplace.” More than 300 exhibitors will be offering inspiring ideas, products and shopping … including fashion, cosmetics and the alluringly appetizing EP!Curean Cooking Stage!

Prime time: Letterpress as a Business

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Last week, at the National Stationery Show in NYC, letterpress printers from across the country showed off their newest wares. This week, on the Left Coast, at the San Francisco Center for the Book, a handful of Bay Area letterpress printers will present a program entitled Letterpress as a Business. The evening will begin with a virtual tour of the panelists’ print shops. My ears and I will be there, and I will file a detailed report next week on F&W. Look at the printerly invitation, whose color gradation was accomplished with a split fountain. Yum.

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Dateline Budapest: The Adventure of the Purloined Postcards

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[Wm.  M.  Senkus] Concord, California. April 27, 2010. I opened my mailbox with anticipation. A small group of poster stamps I had purchased on eBay was due. Extracting several items, I saw foreign stamps on one — a good sign. But then I realized the stamps were Hungarian. Hmmm, I thought. I’m sure that dealer was in Germany.

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“About Face” at Denver Art Museum: Letterpress, Typography & Film

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Letterpress, typography and film fiends alike should take note of About Face, a typography symposium May 29 at the Denver Art Museum. Featuring screenings of the films Typeface by Justine Nagan and Jack Stauffacher, and Printer by Jim Faris. The event is also opening night for a spectacular display of letterpress-printed works, Pressed, which will run at the museum May 30–July 4.

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National Stationery Show: “Staysh” of the art

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[Alyson Kuhn] I have decanted all my loot ’n’ lit from NSS 2010. Herewith is a handful of photos to sum up some of what I saw at Jumbo (short for Jacob K. Javits Convention Center).

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