Calgary ArtsCommon’s Stephen Magazine has just published my reflections on being the first artist-in-residence in the Lightbox Studio. Pick up a free copy today!
Once upon a time, back before desktop computers were everywhere, dry-transfer lettering (Letraset) was in wide use by graphic designers, artists, advertisers, printing studios and more … it was sold in a variety of typefaces and symbols, sizes and colours.
Today, it has nowhere near the distribution or appeal that it once had.
Except it’s my media of choice.
As a visual artist, writer and as Calgary’s Poet Laureate, I use Letraset as an on-going part of my practice to create pieces ranging in size from smaller than a quarter to entire walls … and I’m quickly running out. Every piece I create results in one less letter or symbol that I can use for future work.
Perhaps you can help?
I’m seeking donations from the back-closets, unused drawers, storage rooms and tickle trunks out there — do you have any dry-transfer lettering that you no longer desire and would be happy to pass along to a good home?
If you do, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org … or donations could be mailed to:
Derek Beaulieu, School of Critical & Creative Studies, Alberta College of Art & Design, 1407 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3
A limited edition print by Heather Huston and I was just released as a fundraiser for Alberta Printmakers’ Society. Created in a strictly limited edition of 40 copies, this print is also a part of Nuit Blanche Calgary. Order today and support APS!
I’m proud to announce that I have been named the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts‘s Lightbox Studio’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence.
During my residency, which will take place from Aug 19 through Oct 24, I will be working on a series of text-art pieces and hosting a number of events.
My tenure as artist-in-residence coincides with Nuit Blanche Calgary (for which Heather Huston of Alberta Printmakers Society and I are creating a series of limited edition silkscreen prints), Alberta Culture Days (for which I will be speaking at the Calgary Public Library) and some other great events to be announced soon…
The residency space will feature excerpts from my book-length visual projects Flatland, Local Colour and Prose of the Trans-Canada. There will also be a number of manual typewriters which the public are free to experiment upon. Through-out my residency I will be working on a number of projects and welcome conversation…
An excerpt from A Poem to Philip Glass by Barrie Tullett.
Published in a limited edition of 50 copies (only 25 of which are for sale), An excerpt from A Poem to Philip Glass is available for $2.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Barrie Tullett is editor of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology. He is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, and co-founder of The Caseroom Press, an independent publisher of artists’ books based in Lincoln and Edinburgh.
No Press is proud to announce the publication of
Silver by Phil Miletic
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Silver is available for $2.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Phil Miletic is a writer and vispo artist from Kitchener, ON. His chapbooks include world 1-1 cowritten with Craig Dodman (forthcoming from 89+ / Poetry will be made by all) and And the Birds Sing (Ribbon Pig), and his work has recently been featured in otoliths, Poetry is Dead, indefinite space, and outlandish.
Pages Loading by Eric Schmaltz
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Pages Loading is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Pages Loading explores the transient & frequent instances of textual transmutation in digital reading environments. As code & meta-data become vernacular, fugitive obfuscation manifests as blurry, pixelated, and nebulous digital pages. Pages Loading captures these interstitial moments, observing the commonplace linguistic disruption of the e-reader interface.
Eric Schmaltz is an experimental poet living in Toronto.
No Press is proud to announce the publication of
Daisy Knell by Ken Hunt
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Daisy Knell is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
This poem isolates letters from page 98 of NASA’s voice transcription of the Apollo 11 moon mission, uncovering (in sequential order) the musical notes of two chorus lines from Harry Dacre’s “Daisy Bell” (“A Bicycle Built for Two”). These chorus lines famously appear as the death knell of the computer HAL in Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Ken Hunt is the author of Space Administration (89+/LUMA Foundation, 2014). For three years, Ken served as editor of NōD Magazine, the University of Calgary English department’s publication of undergraduate prose, poetry, and visual art. In 2010, Ken co-founded The Scribe and Muse, a University of Calgary club that promotes writing and literacy, offering a free peer-editing service to students across all faculties. Ken lives in Calgary.