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2009 APHA Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing

November 12, 2008

New York, August 13, 2008: The American Printing History Association (APHA) is pleased to announce a fellowship award for the study of printing history. For 2008, because of the generosity of a private donor, an award of up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing in any form, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms. Applications are especially welcome from those working in the area of American printing history, but the subject of research has no geographical or chronological limitations, and may be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Study related to the history of printing with a recognized printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses.
APHA fellowships are open to individuals of any nationality. Applicants need not be academics and an advanced degree is not required.
Applicants are asked to submit an application form, curriculum vitae, and a one-page proposal. Two confidential letters of recommendation specific to this fellowship should be sent separately by the recommenders.
Applications and letters of support must be received by Friday, 12 December 2008. An announcement of the award will be made at the APHA annual meeting, to take place in New York on Saturday, 24 January 2009.
An application form is available at the APHA website at  (PDF format or Word Doc format).  To receive an application form by mail contact: Fellowship Committee, APHA, P.O. Box 4519, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-4519.



October 25, 2008

6 month to 1 year apprenticeship
Position available mid January 2009

Grant money has been made available to cover housing and a small monthly stipend for a full time apprentice. Deep Wood Press has been printing and binding books since 1992. Equipped with a nice array of letterpress equipment and a small but functional bindery, projects have ranged from small editions of poetry of regional authors to the latest project, Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”. Of course smaller projects are squeezed in between, anything from high end invitations to coasters for the local brew pub or community currency. In addition, there is a large intaglio press on premises which is often used for editioned books which include original artwork. Emphasis is placed on hot metal composition although photopolymer is used as well. There is much hand work in both the pressroom and bindery and attention to detail is a must.

Applicants should have some experience in a pressroom and know the lay of a type case or bindery experience, ideally, both. Preference will be given to MFA, certificate program students or a practitioner who can demonstrate a desire for pursuing a set future in fine press/book arts. Hours will be 30-40 a week but are flexible as I have a life and family to attend to as well. The facilities are available for private projects for the apprentice and it is expected that this be taken advantage of. Resume, cover letter and a portfolio of no more than 20 images is required.

Deep Wood Press is truly in the deep woods of Northern Michigan alongside the Cedar River. As such, the apartment that will be provided for the position is located in the nearby village of Bellaire (population less than 1500) about 12 miles from the press so having your own reliable transportation is a must. The surrounding area offers much to those who enjoy the outdoors but a urban dweller may find things a bit slow or lacking diversity. Serious applicants should check out the Deep Wood Press website and google Bellaire for an idea regarding environment.

Chad Pastotnik
Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506