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 manyÂ of our past projects, it was built on an ethic of generosity thatÂ allowed us to collaborateÂ with a truly exciting group ofÂ artists and organizations. We are so grateful for everyone’s involvement. Over the past nine months, weÂ developed anÂ experimental model to exploreÂ new ways to activate online,Â print, andÂ local communities. It didn’t fit easily into an elevator pitch, butÂ that’s OK. We prefer the stairs.
When Printeresting decided to discontinue ourÂ daily blog nine months ago, we did so because we wanted toÂ focus on threeÂ core values: research, community, and collaboration. We wanted to go deeper into our subject;Â GhostÂ was an opportunity to treat ourselves to a sustained investigation into a single theme.Â Rolling out related content in print, online, and in a series of real world projects was an intense undertaking,Â and we are very proud of the results.
We’re still processing the full impactÂ of theÂ GhostÂ event, but that hasn’t stopped us from starting work on our next annual! (Details to be leaked soon).
We made an effort not toÂ measureÂ the success of GhostÂ based on statistical metrics. Instead weÂ focused only what we wanted to do: produce quality content in print and online, and collaborateÂ withÂ the generous people who volunteered to be involved with this amazing project.Â Still,Â here areÂ some useful numbers:Â over fiftyÂ posts written, a dozenÂ Ghost projects completed, andÂ one publication issued in two formats (print-on-demand and limited edition).
Copies of the print-on-demand publicationÂ are still available here:Â LINK.Â There are justÂ a few remaining copies of the limited edition publication, interested parties can contactÂ The Print CenterÂ 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. AragÃ³n, 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, JosÃ© Ortiz-PagÃ¡n, Sage, Perrott, J Price, Ricardo Vincent JosÃ© 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.Â THANK YOU!Â 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!