Archive by Author

Portland Correspondence Co-op

  PDXCC is a monthly gathering where participants make and share analog correspondence in the great mail art tradition of Ray Johnson and Anna Banana: art and conversation through the mail. This uniquely democratic, DIY art form incorporates writing, drawing, collage, rubber stamps, faux postage, decorative tape, typewriters – anything goes, as long as it […]

Experimental Images with Letterpress

Learn to create imagery on a letterpress with alternative printing methods. This class is designed to expand upon traditional letterpress printing by exploring techniques other than hand-set type. Students will learn methods for quickly flooding the paper with color, texture, and imagery. An experimental approach will be taken to allow printers to create freely and […]

Wood Type Poster Printing

Create impactful large scale prints in this class focused on IPRC’s diverse collection of wood type. Gain advanced skills on our two large format poster presses while exploring the unique impression quality achieved with wood type. You’ll learn about the history of wood type and how it is made with a hands-on demonstration of wood […]

Introduction to Letterpress

Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful […]


THE NEW PRIVACY reading series celebrates graduates of the Independent Publishing Resource Center Poetry Program. Featuring: Natalie Briggs Tyler Brewington Sarah Borsten Corin See Kelly Schirmann Misha Brandon Speck Claire Iris Bianca Butler Marilyn Zornado Sarah Alibabaie Jon Boisvert Lindsay Ruoff Jessica Rene Cole & Amy Souza (so far)

Sponsors & Supporters