Hello. If you’re reading this, then you have followed us to the conclusion of Ghost, our first annual confluence. We sincerely hope you enjoyed this flurry of activity as much as we have.
This project was unlike anything we had attempted previously. But like many of our past projects, it was built on an ethic of generosity that allowed us to collaborate with a truly exciting group of artists and organizations. We are so grateful for everyone’s involvement. Over the past nine months, we developed an experimental model to explore new ways to activate online, print, and local communities. It didn’t fit easily into an elevator pitch, but that’s OK. We prefer the stairs.
When Printeresting decided to discontinue our daily blog nine months ago, we did so because we wanted to focus on three core values: research, community, and collaboration. We wanted to go deeper into our subject; Ghost was an opportunity to treat ourselves to a sustained investigation into a single theme. Rolling out related content in print, online, and in a series of real world projects was an intense undertaking, and we are very proud of the results.
We’re still processing the full impact of the Ghost event, but that hasn’t stopped us from starting work on our next annual! (Details to be leaked soon).
We made an effort not to measure the success of Ghost based on statistical metrics. Instead we focused only what we wanted to do: produce quality content in print and online, and collaborate with the generous people who volunteered to be involved with this amazing project. Still, here are some useful numbers: over fifty posts written, a dozen Ghost projects completed, and one publication issued in two formats (print-on-demand and limited edition).
Copies of the print-on-demand publication are still available here: LINK. There are just a few remaining copies of the limited edition publication, interested parties can contact The Print Center store.
We want to sign off with sincere thanks to all our readers, and to the following people who helped to make the Ghost confluence a success.
Artists, Contributors, and Collaborators-
Noel W. Anderson, Miguel A. Aragón, Randy Bolton, Amra Brooks, Katie Baldwin, Nicholas Burkhalter, Barb Choit, Josh Dannin & Nicholas DeLorenzo, Sage Dawson, Rachel Foster, Shaurya Kumar, Laura Larson, Amanda Lee, Leslie Mutchler, José Ortiz-Pagán, Sage, Perrott, J Price, Ricardo Vincent José Ruiz, Joanna Ruocco, Veit Stratmann, Brian Teare, Corinne Teed, Tricia Treacy & Ashley John Pigford, James Walker, Angela, Washko, Raphael Wenger, Carrie Wicks, Letha Wilson, Imin Yeh
Presses, Printshops, Collectives, Groups-
Common Press, Directangle Press & Tip Type, OOF, Pointed Press, Spudnik Press
Academic Institutions (supporting or participating)-
University of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, Zz School
This project was made possible by support from these very generous organizations. THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done this without your help.
Monotype Imaging Inc
The Lower Eastside Printshop
The Print Center
This project was also funded by a Vice Provost for the Arts Grant from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
We’ll see you next year!