Upcoming Events & Shows

Library of Possibilities
A curated group show by Triangle area book artists at the Daylight Project Space in Hillsborough. Two Horse & Buggy Press books are presented (for handling) along with a diverse range of work by fifteen other area book artists and craftspeople.
Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm (exhibit runs through Sept. 20)


Saturday, Sept. 20: 10am - 6pm ... Sunday, Sept. 21: 11am -5pm

I will be sharing a booth at Centerfest in downtown Durham this year with Laura Korch of Trout Ceramics. (I designed the ads and posters for the Centerfest festival this year and received a booth as part of my designing the ads, posters, etc on a discounted rate for the Durham Arts Council.). My work will be at the booth all weekend, and with special discounts to encourage consumption, but I will likely only be at the booth the first and last couple hours of each day. Laura makes great pots and is good people. Please stop by and say hi if you are out and about.


David Need Readings for the H&B title Roses: The Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

The Makery, Durham, NC | Sunday Sept. 28; 6;00pm (larger event runs from 3–7)
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00pm
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC | Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:00pm


Durham County Library Talk
Thursday, Dec 4: 7pm - 8:30pm

This informal show and share talk will center on book design philosophies within recent H&B titles, as well as sharing content from the books, stories from the collaborations, and providing a glimpse into the behind the scenes production side of making book editions that often involve hand-printing and hand-bindings. Books will be available for reading and purchasing. Joanne Abel is the Humanities and Adult Programming Coordinator for the Library and has been putting on a wide range of stellar events and talks over the last few years. Please consider getting on their mailing list (e-mail and print) to be kept in the loop.


Pamlico Writers' Conference
Washington, NC | Saturday, March 21, 2015
Three person panel discussion at 9:30am
I will discuss cover and interior page design and explain how the process of designing a book unfolds and can be an enjoyable collaborative process for all and is a crucial step in presenting an author's words and stories to the reading public. The difference and overlap between design, typesetting, and book production will be explored.

Solo breakaway session at 10:45 am
Books will be on display and for handling. The talk will center on design philosophies as well as sharing content from recent H&B title and stories from the collaborations. Side spurs and tangents will be explored and audience participation is encouraged.

H&B books, and other letterpress goods, will be available for sale at the book fair component of the festival.


Book Projects for Other Publishers.

I've designed two art photography books for Daniel 13. Photourist features the work of NYC based Andy Gershon Muse features the large-format color photography of Gail Goers. Publication dates are September (Photourist) and November (Muse).

I'm continuing to design the 27 Views series for Eno Publishers. The most recent edition was 27 Views of Charlotte which is now at bookstores.

Along those lines, I'm designing a book about the Carolina Friends School that will be also feature the 27 Views moniker which Elizabeth Woodman from Eno Publishers has graciously shared with the school (which is the publisher for this book celebrating 40 years of the school). 27 Views of the Carolina Friends School will be available in mid/late November and will be available for purchase at the school, area independent bookstores, and here at the H&B studio.


Open Studios on Third Fridays.

Horse & Buggy Press continues to have open studios on the Third Friday of every month as part of Third Friday Durham. This is a great time to come by and see new work which lately has included menus for new restaurants, poetry chapbooks, business cards for a variety of artists and organizations, and brochures for companies. Our hours for these open studio events is 6-9pm and we often have receptions for the guest artist exhibits in the foyer gallery.


U P F R O N T. .G A L L E R Y . E X H I B I T S

Celebrating Durham's recipients of the NC Arts Council's Visual Arts Fellowships.
Six of this years' seventeen recipients are from Durham! (and an additional recipient had a show here at the BCAC recently) and this quickly organized exhibit celebrates their work, the Durham quotient of the recipients, and the fellowship program in general. Co-curated with Chris Vitiello.
Sept 19 - Oct 31
Reception Friday, Sept. 19: 6-9pm

MJ Sharp: Photography
Nov. 1 - Jan 30
Reception Friday, Nov. 21: 6-9pm


M O S T . R E C E N T . F I N E . P R E S S . B O O K S

Roses: from the Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Translations and Essay by David Need
Pen and Ink Drawings by Clare Johnson
2014 .|. 224 pages .|. $30

Testify: A Visual Love Letter to Appalachia
Photographs by Roger May
Foreword by Silas House
2014 .|. amazingly, this edition of 300 has already sold out. We are hopeful a larger trade publisher will release a second edition.

Maji Moto: Dispatches from a Drought
Photographs and Lyrical Essays Courtney Fitzpatrick

Maji Moto has been lauded far and wide including by the Paris Review, and Natural History Magazine.

Extensive info and images on the Maji Moto book and broadsides project can be found at this blogpost of Side Spur Ramblings (the official H&B blog). The books and broadsides are still on display and available for sale alongside other H&B work in the foyer gallery.


Open Studios

An open studios event is held on the third Friday of every month from 6–9pm as part of Third Friday Durham. This is a great time to see examples of projects on display, book collaborations with writers and artists, and occasionally I have one of the letterpresses fired up so visitors can get a peek at the hand-printing process.

The recently enlarged gallery includes work from all members of the Bull City Arts Collaborative and an exhibit area featuring guest artists' work in a variety of media. New shows rotate in every two months.

Please holler if you would like to be placed on the mailing list (e-mail only).


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

I have designed the Full Frame program guide and broadsheet posters the last six years. I have old program guides here at the studio for anyone who might be interested. They are a great resource for working on your netflix queue. (these are free, but *please* consider making a tax deductible donation to Full Frame, or even better become a member and support this great Durham-based festival)

Website Update / Don't You Guys Have Any New Work to Share?

The H&B website update continues holding strong on the back burner. Miles Everett, me and Annie's first child, was born Sept. 23, 2011 and is a healthy growing boy. While he has pledged to be our IT support by 2018, he is taking up quite a bit of time, and we are enjoying the heck out of our time with him. . . so projects like website updates, and putting more recent work up in the digital showroom, develop more slowly in favor of weekend hikes, field trips to museums, and digging around in the garden.

Please know I am working full-time at the studio on a variety of projects!

To see examples of recent work, please visit the studio during our foyer gallery hours on Fridays, or during our monthly Third Friday open house. I'm also happy to send samples out in the mail.