Chicago Printers Guild Records

Dates: 2011-2017; bulk dates 2015-2018
Size: 3 linear feet, 58 photographs, 85 prints, 6 artifacts
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center,
Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: C00087
Provenance: Donated to the Chicago Public Library by Chicago Printers Guild, 2018.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:
Chicago Printers Guild Records, [Accession # or Box #/Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Michelle McCoy, May 2018

Historical Note

The Chicago Printers Guild (CPG) was established in the spring of 2009. A preliminary and informal meeting to discuss the intent and benefits of such an organization was held in April at The Hungry Brain bar. “It was just a bunch of inky printers sitting around discussing how we might go about seeing more of each other and elevating our art form,” as Dan MacAdam of Crosshair put it. A follow-up meeting was held at Sonnenzimmer in May where the Guild’s logo was voted on; several print artists submitted designs including Baker Prints, Sonnenzimmer and Letterform. The winning logo in use today was designed by Alex Fuller. $25 was then collected, not as a membership, but simply so an enamel pin could be produced. In July 2009, Dan MacAdam hosted the CPG meeting on the rooftop where the first official board for the Guild was elected.

As a nonprofit trade organization, CPG supports and fosters the work of printers and seeks to bridge the gap between commercial printing and fine art printmaking. Each month, the group holds meetings at members’ shops and studios to foster the promotion of print culture through open sharing among Chicago-area printmakers. Its members’ network functions to allow fellow printmakers to ask questions, communicate methods, announce events or share opportunities. Of historical interest is the collective creation of a printers’ family tree that tracks local printmakers and the studios they have worked under or established. In 2010, a print archive of member artworks was initiated through voluntary annual submissions and serves to document the variety print work being actively created across the Chicago area, both commissioned and self-initiated. CPG also sponsors other activities such as lectures, workshops, field trips and art exhibits to bring awareness of print culture to the Chicago area. In 2016, CPG held its first Publishers’ Fair at Elastic Arts at 3429 W. Diversey Ave.

Scope and Content

The Chicago Printers Guild collection contains organizational materials including board minutes, listserv correspondence, event materials, social media posts, photographs and printed artwork that members can submit on an annual basis.

Arrangement

The materials are divided into 3 series: Series 1, Administration; Series 2, Photographs and Series 3, Prints.

The Administration series is arranged alphabetically by activity or material type and contains organizational and promotional materials for events and meetings. Some promotional materials are electronic in format. The Photographs in Series 2 contains electronic images taken at the 2017 Publishers’ Fair taken by Susannah Hera and are organized alphabetically by last name or subject. The Prints series contains printed artwork donated by member artists. These works are listed alphabetically by last name.

Related Materials

  • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative: Resistance Materials 2017 (Print - Organize - Protest)
  • Print and Drawing Collection

Inventory

Series 1: Administration

2018.107.1-2 Box 3 Folder 8 5 Year Anniversary, The Annex at Spudnik, exhibit posters, risograph by Lehman, Troy, 2014 (2)
2018.108.1-2 Box 3 Folder 8 5 Year Anniversary, The Annex at Spudnik, exhibit statement and exhibiting artist key, 2014
2018.106 Box 3 Folder 8 Annual summary, Rainbow Roller No. 1, printed at Spudnik Press Cooperative, 2013
  Box 1 Folder 1 Annual summaries, 2016-2017
2018.110 Box 2   Apron with CPG logo, screen print, undated
  Box 1 Folder 2 Board minutes, 2016
  Box 1 Folder 3 Board minutes, 2017
  Box 1 Folder 4 Board agenda, 2018
  Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence, 2014-2018
  Box 1 Folder 6 Correspondence, Chicago printers family tree, 2017
  Box 1 Folder 7 Event calendars, 2017-2017
  Box 1 Folder 8 Event flyers, 2012, 2018
2018.109 Box 3 Folder 8 Event poster, Graphic Noise, Gig Posters from CPG, Starshaped Press, letterpress by Jennifer Farrell, 2012
2018.113   Oversize Folder 2 Event print, Word Association, created by CPG members at the annual holiday party at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 2017
  Box 1 Folder 9 Membership information, 2016-2018
2018.111.1-4 Box 2   Patches, screen printed by Rachelle Hill, circa 2015 (4)
  Box 1 Folder 10 Publishers’ Fair, flyers and announcements, 2016
  Box 1 Folder 11 Publishers’ Fair, flyers and announcements, 2017
  Box 1 Folder 12 Social media, Instagram, 2015 (Note: color versions of these social media files are available electronically)
  Box 1 Folder 13 Social media, Instagram, 2016 (Note: color versions of these social media files are available electronically)
  Box 1 Folder 14 Social media, Instagram, 2017 (Note: color versions of these social media files are available electronically)
  Box 1 Folder 15 Social media, Instagram, 2018 (Note: color versions of these social media files are available electronically)
electronic     Social media and promotion, 2015-2018
2018.114   Oversize roll Steamroller print, group woodcut on fabric created at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative “Drum Roll” event, 2016
  Box 1 Folder 16 Stickers, undated
2018.112 Box 2   Tote bag with CPG logo, screen print, 2015

Series 2: Photographs

Chicago Printers Guild Publishers’ Fair, photographs by Susannah Hera

electronic Photograph 1.001 Matthew Bozik, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.002-1.003 Nick Butcher, 2017 November 11 (2)
electronic Photograph 1.004 Nick Butcher, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.005-1.006 Chicago Printers Guild poster, 2017 November 12 (2)
electronic Photograph 1.007 Katie Chung and Rachelle Hill, 2017 November 12
electronic Photograph 1.008 Jess DePaul, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.009-1.011 Luke Drozd art display, 2017 November 11 (3)
electronic Photographs 1.012-1.016 Luke Drozd presentation, 2017 November 11 (5)
electronic Photograph 1.017-1.018 Luke Drozd, 2017 November 12 (2)
electronic Photograph 1.019-1.021 Ryan Duggan, 2017 November 12 (3)
electronic Photographs 1.022-1.024 Elastic Arts installation, 2017 November 11 (3)
electronic Photographs 1.025-1.033, 1.059-1.063 General views, 2017 November 12 (14)
electronic Photograph 1.034 Dan Grzeca, 2017 November 12
electronic Photograph 1.035 Anna Hasseltine, 2017 November 12
electronic Photograph 1.036 Rachelle Hill, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.037-1.040 Jolly Jogger Award winners (POP!NK) Curtis Readel, Steve Seeley and Zach Schrey, 2017 November 11 (4)
electronic Photograph 1.041 Deborah Maris Lader and Rachelle Hill, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.042-1.043 Carrie Lingscheit, 2017 November 12 (2)
electronic Photograph 1.044 Michelle McCoy and Cristal Tucker, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.045-1.046 Nadine Nakanishi, 2017 November 12 (2)
electronic Photographs 1.047 Opening Night party audience, 2017 November 11
electronic Photographs 1.048-1.050 POP!NK art display, 2017 November 11 (3)
electronic Photographs 1.051-1.052 Tabor Shiles, 2017 November 12 (2)
electronic Photograph 1.053 Bobby Sims, 2017 November 12
electronic Photograph 1.054 Daniel Taylor, 2017 November 12
electronic Photographs 1.055-1.057 Tanner Woodford, 2017 November 11 (3)
electronic Photograph 1.058 Tanner Woodford and Curtis Readel, 2017 November 11

Series 3: Prints

2018.26 Box 3 Folder 1 Aubrey, Celene. More Type, 2-color letterpress, edition of 100, 2010
2018.27 Box 3 Folder 1 Baker, Kyle. Counting Crows Summer Tour 2014, Baker Prints, screen print, 48/48 artist edition, 2014
2018.28 Box 3 Folder 1 Barquin, Victoria Marie. Buff Warp, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, screen print, 1/22, 2017
2018.29 Box 3 Folder 1 Blom, Alexandra. Nautilus, Reuse First studio, screen print, edition of 15, circa 2016
2018.30-2018.31 Box 3 Folder 1 Blom, Alexandra. Permission and Ginko, screen print, edition of 40, circa 2017
2018.32 Box 3 Folder 1 Butcher, Nick and Nadine Nakanishi. Archive 10, [Society of Typographic Arts] STA, Sonnenzimmer, screen print, AP, edition of 135, 2010
2018.33 Box 3 Folder 1 Butcher, Nick and Nadine Nakanishi. Representation Theory, Integrable Systems and Quantum Field Theory, Sonnenzimmer, screen print, 15/150, circa 2013
2018.34 Box 3 Folder 1 Corzo-Duchardt, Veronica. Contraluz Havana (Havana Backlight), screen print, Winterbureau studio, AP, edition of 35, 2011
2018.35 Box 3 Folder 2 Farrell, Jennifer. All Metal, All the Time, Starshaped Press, letterpress, edition of 100, circa 2014
2018.36 Box 3 Folder 2 Farrell, Jennifer. Chicago, Starshaped Press, letterpress, edition of 100, 2013
2018.37 Box 3 Folder 2 Farrell, Jennifer. Graphic Noise, Gig Posters from CPG, Starshaped Press, letterpress, 2012
2018.38 Box 3 Folder 2 Farrell, Jennifer. It’s in the Grain, Starshaped Press, letterpress, edition of 50, 2012
2018.39 Box 2   Farrell, Jennifer. Starshaped Press Self-promotional Packet, Starshaped Press, printed folder with 4 letterpress samples, edition of 200, 2012
2018.40 Box 3 Folder 2 Farrell, Jennifer. The White City, Starshaped Press, letterpress, edition of 125, 2015
2018.41 Box 3 Folder 2 Gilbert, Alex. Untitled, screen print, 2/6, circa 2014
2018.42 Box 3 Folder 2 Hera, Susannah. A Cassette, virescens screen print, edition of 22, 2017
2018.43 Box 3 Folder 2 Hera, Susannah. Barn Owl 3, screen print, 25/25, 2013
2018.44 Box 2   Hera, Susannah. Mini Medusa 3, screen print on wool with fiber, 1/1, 2016
2018.45 Box 3 Folder 2 Hera, Susannah. Oh, That was Boreal, woodcut, AP, edition of 30, 2014
2018.46 Box 3 Folder 2 Hill, Rachelle. Home Bodies, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, lithograph, 1/20, 2014
2018.47 Box 3 Folder 3 Jacunski, Jaclyn and Ilan Gutin. Prayer flags for building, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, screen print on silk, 85/85, 2014
2018.48 Box 3 Folder 3 Jacunski, Jaclyn. Remind Chicago, Spudnik Press Cooperative, screen print, 1/11, 2013
2018.49   Oversize Folder 1 Jacunski, Jaclyn. Untitled, woodcut, 2/4, 2010
2018.50 Box 3 Folder 3 Jones, Phineas X. The Unfathomable Octophant, Screwball Press, screen print, 200/230, circa 2011
2018.51 Box 3 Folder 3 Jorgensen, Matthew. Ink in the City, Chicago Printers Guild exhibit at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, screen print, 2011
2018.52 Box 3 Folder 3 Kapp, Ryan. Daily Ritual, Ryan Kapp Studio, screen print, 1/120, 2011
2018.53 Box 3 Folder 3 Lader, Deborah Maris. Wholes, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, color lithograph with hand coloring, 1/10, 2013
2018.54 Box 3 Folder 3 Lader, Deborah Maris. Wings and a Prayer, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, color etching with chine collé, AP, edition of 30, 2014
2018.55 Box 3 Folder 3 Lader, Deborah Maris with Maria Sanchez and Megan Sterling. Untitled, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, lithograph, AP, 2014
2018.56 Box 2   Lehman, Troy. Little Bay de Noc, Michigan, photography and risograph, artist book, 2015
2018.57 Box 3 Folder 3 Lennard, Angee. James R. Thompson Center, AS220 Printshop, mezzotint, 4/9, 2011
2018.58 Box 3 Folder 3 Lennard, Angee. Use Your Voice: Jonas Friddle and the Majority, Spudnik Press Cooperative, screen print, edition of 100, 2013
2018.59   Oversize Folder 1 Lloyd, Jim. Big Face, No Heart, woodcut, 2/25, 2011
2018.60 Box 3 Folder 4 MacAdam, Dan. 325 N. Elizabeth, Crosshair Press, screen print, AP, 2010.
2018.102 Box 3 Folder 7 MacAdam, Dan. Transport #1, Crosshair Press, screen print, 8/23, 2016
2018.61 Box 3 Folder 4 McCoy, Michelle. Fathomable, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, etching and aquatint, 12/35, 2014
2018.62 Box 3 Folder 4 McQuillen, Kate. The Beast, Lillstreet studio, screen print and letterpress, open edition, 2012
2018.63 Box 3 Folder 4 McQuillen, Kate. Disasters in Space 1.1, Deep Space Network, woodcut, Frans Masereel Center, 3/7, 2010
2018.64 Box 3 Folder 4 Mellis, Daniel and Ted Berrigan. Red Shift, Oregon College of Art and Craft, letterpress, 2011
2018.65 Box 3 Folder 4 Mellis, Daniel and April Sheridan. Slow Advance, Center for Book and Paper Arts and Center for Doughnut Arts, letterpress, edition of 50, 2014
2018.66 Box 3 Folder 4 Morski, Kim. Populace Mechanics, Spudnik Press Cooperative, woodcut with screen print and collage, 15/15, 2014
2018.67   Oversize Folder 1 Nakanishi, Nadine and Nick Butcher. Adventures in Modern Music, Sonnenzimmer studio, screen print, 23/108, 2010
2018.68   Oversize Folder 1 Nakanishi, Nadine and Nick Butcher. Comfort Station, Sonnenzimmer, screen print, 13/180, 2013
2018.69   Oversize Folder 1 Nakanishi, Nadine with Nick Butcher, Jordan Martins. Images of Flotation Devices, Sonnenzimmer, screen print, 12/50, 2016
2018.70 Box 3 Folder 4 Nedza, Jim with Mitch Sutton. Marina Yellow Green, linocut, 8/50, 2012
2018.71 Box 3 Folder 4 Paabus, Kristina. Speculative Proof, installation section, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, screen print, 2010
2018.72 Box 3 Folder 5 Razo, Maria. La Creación de las Montañas II, University of North Texas, drypoint intaglio, 2016
2018.73 Box 3 Folder 5 Robbins, Renee. Siphonophore, Spudnik Press Cooperative, color etching with sugar lift and aquatint, AP, edition of 20, 2014
2018.74 Box 3 Folder 5 Ryan, Jay. The Breeders, The Bird Machine studio, screen print, 86/450, 2013
2018.103 Box 3 Folder 7 Ryan, Jay. CPG print, The Bird Machine, screen print made as a demo for CPG studio visit, 74/90, 2012
2018.75 Box 3 Folder 5 Ryan, Jay. Galloper, The Bird Machine studio, screen print, 16/39, 2013
2018.76 Box 3 Folder 5 Ryan, Jay. The Incursion, The Bird Machine studio, screen print, 133/200, 2013
2018.77   Oversize Folder 1 Sanchez, Maria. Untitled, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, woodcut reduction, 7/8, 2012
2018.78 Box 3 Folder 5 Sanchez, Maria and Brandon Ross. The Glorious Vapors, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, screen print, AP, edition of 20, 2013
2018.79 Box 3 Folder 5 Santora, Justin. Plans We Make for Every Summer, screen print, 29/80, 2013
2018.80   Oversize Folder 1 Santora, Justin. Retrospectacular, Pink Slip Press, screen print, 27/45, 2010
2018.81 Box 3 Folder 5 Santora, Justin. We are Satellites, Please Come Home, Pink Slip Press, screen print, 30/45, 2010
2018.82 Box 3 Folder 5 Santora, Justin. The Sky We Scrape, screen print, AP, edition of 75, 2013
2018.83 Box 3 Folder 5 Scheffler, Robert. Big Shoulders – Great Lake, screen print, AP, edition of 25, 2017
2018.84 Box 3 Folder 6 Schwindenhammer, Michael. 40-51-55, screen print, edition of 45, 2013
2018.85 Box 3 Folder 6 Schwindenhammer, Michael. 52-84-41, screen print, 23/35, 2012
2018.86 Box 3 Folder 6 Schwindenhammer, Michael. Cory Brannan - June 2013 Tour, screen print, 24/40, 2013
2018.87 Box 3 Folder 6 Schwindenhammer, Michael. Flatstock 43, Austin, Texas, screen print,15/43, 2014
2018.88 Box 3 Folder 6 Schwindenhammer, Michael. Two Cow Garage, screen print, 4/80, 2013
2018.89 Box 3 Folder 6 Sheridan, April. Blues Done Red by Douglas Kearney, Center for Book and Paper Arts, thermochromatic letterpress, edition of 50, 2014
2018.90 Box 3 Folder 6 Shiles, Tabor. Beach Boobies, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, etching and aquatint, AP, 2014
2018.91 Box 3 Folder 6 Shiles, Tabor. Beach Bellies, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, etching and aquatint, AP, 2014
2018.92 Box 3 Folder 6 Shiles, Tabor. Woo Park, Baker Prints, screen print, 7/30, 2015
2018.104 Box 3 Folder 7 Sims, Bobby. The Big Deck Show No. 3, Low Beam Studios, Columbus Ohio, screen print, 31/50, 2015
2018.105 Box 3 Folder 7 Sims, Bobby. Chad Vangaalem, Cul de Sac Press, screen print, 32/40, 2017
2018.93 Box 3 Folder 7 Sims, Bobby. Dogs in Ecstasy, Cul de Sac Press, screen print, 31/62, 2016
2018.94 Box 3 Folder 7 Sterling, Megan. Diptych 1: The Ones We’ll Lose, Anchor Graphics, etching with chine collé, 1/1, 2014
2018.95 Box 3 Folder 7 Sterling, Megan. Diptych 2: That Which Holds Us, Anchor Graphics, etching with chine collé, 1/1, 2014
2018.96 Box 3 Folder 7 Sterling, Megan. Enter the Breathing II (Rilke), Boise State University, screen print, 9/10, 2012
2018.97 Box 3 Folder 7 Sterling, Megan. From the Horse’s Mouth, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, screen print, 14/18, 2009-2010
2018.98 Box 3 Folder 7 Tasseff-Elenkoff, Zissou. Lotus 2013, screen print, 2013
2018.99 Box 3 Folder 7 Tasseff-Elenkoff, Zissou. Lumineers 2013, screen print, 2013
2018.100   Oversize Folder 1 Tasseff-Elenkoff, Zissou. Mudhoney, screen print, 11/35, 2013
2018.101 Box 3 Folder 7 Vasquez, Gabriela. Pigeon Fuse, Harold Washington College, lithograph, 2/9, 2015
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