Printers' Ball 2013: "Trip and Return"
Subway: Green, Pink to Ashland
Event Info: (312) 291-9645 printersball.org
Chicago’s largest celebration of local print culture returns, and this year's event features a ramped-up focus on printmaking. Spudnik Press Cooperative, which aims to provide resources to those unable to access traditional printmaking spaces, is the new primary sponsor (taking over for the Poetry Foundation), and the press provides on-the-spot tote bag screenprinting. Also featured: print shop demos with Brad Vetter, readings and broadsides curated by Woodland Pattern, Ice3 Ice Cream, drinks by Hornswaggler Arts and much more. The theme for Printers Ball 2013 is “Trip and Return,” a play on the letterpress term, which doubles as a reference to the resurgence of print culture. Viva la print!