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Letterpress printing posters and booklets

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2016-005

Content Description

Printed posters and booklets created by Andrew Rippeon and by his students, from spring 2014, through spring 2016. Students include those in English 204-03: Poetry and Poetics, Fall 2014, English 204-02, Spring 2015, Exploration Adventure: Letterpress & Book Arts Trip, 2015. Posters -- printed letterpress on a Vandercook no. 2 Proof Press -- created for various events and by students; booklets printed by students. 4/12/2017: Additional posters added from spring and fall 2016. 10/22/2019: additional booklets added from spring and fall 2017.

Acquisition Type



From Andrew Rippeon via Margaret Thickstun and via Christian Goodwillie

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: 2014-2016


3 posters for Spring 2014 Reading Series (for Roxane Gay, James Wells, and Jules Gibbs), 1 poster for Milton Marathon Reading, April 2014; 1 poster for the 2014 International Writers Festival, featuring Christian Bök, Larissa Lai, and Cecilia Vicuña; 1 poster designed by Andrew Rippeon and printed by students at Orientation 2014, featuring a poem by Agha Shahid Ali; booklet Nightingale (fall 2014), cover printed letterpress from handset type; 3 posters handset and letterpress printed by students Dec. 2014 and March 2015, featuring poetry by Gary Leising, Sarah C. Harwell, and Jennifer Bartlett; booklet Real Toads (spring 2015), cover printed letterpress from handset type; XA Book Arts folded flier (2015); poster for the Literature and Creative Writing Department's presentation by Claudia Rankine, Feb. 2016. Added 4/12/2017: about 30 more posters and other letterpress creations, some duplicates, including broadsides by students under the leadership of Emma Reynolds '17; also a sample printed (using a 3-D-printed letter B) during the Maker Walk "Revived Typefaces and Recycled Tables" walking tour led by Luke Gernert '17 and Mackenzie Bettman-Adcock '18, 12/15/2016. Unpacking My Library, Lit 154, Spring 2017 (booklet); New Shoes, by Lit 204-03, Fall 2017 (booklet).