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I designed the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Program guide, all 128 pages of it, again this year. Amazingly, Full Frame offers it for free at the festival to anyone who purchases tickets to see a film.

Roger May's exhibit "Testify: A Visual Love Letter to Appalachia" is up in the foyer gallery through the end of May. I'm currently in the midst of binding the fine press book of the same name and these books should be done by the beginning of May. (there are sample books on display for the time being)

The reception for the exhibit will be Friday, May 16 from 6–9pm. Roger is a very talented photographer and energetic, passionate individual with a lot of projects underway. Please visit his website to learn of his goings on, or visit this blogpost to learn more about the book.

 

OPEN STUDIOS.

DURING FULL FRAME
Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5: 3–6 pm; Sunday, April 6, 11am–2pm

DURHAM ART WALK:
Saturday, April 12: 10am–5pm ; Sunday, April, 13: 1–5pm

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN STUDIOS:
Friday, April 18: 6–9pm
Friday, May 16: 6-9pm

 

F O R T H C O M I N G   T I T L E S

Testify: A Visual Love Letter to Appalachia
Photographs by Roger May
Foreword by Silas House
May 2014

Roses: from the Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Translations and Essay by David Need
Pen and Ink Drawings by Clare Johnson
July 2014

 

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

Maji Moto: Dispatches from a Drought
Photographs and Lyrical Essays Courtney Fitzpatrick
a 2012 Horse & Buggy Press Book

The fourteenth title published by Horse & Buggy Press, Maji Moto was the centerpiece of a multi-media exhibit in the recently expanded foyer gallery and has been lauded far and wide including by the Paris Review.

The exhibit included copies of the fine press book displayed on custom cherry wall-mounted bookstands, framed photographs (available for sale framed or unframed), limited edition giclee/letterpress broadsides (for sale as prints), and a large-scale environmental text installation in the storefront window.

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.

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

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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, may 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! Recent projects include book designs for other publishers; the seasonal catalog for Duke Press; posters for a film series; logo, signage, and menus for a soon to open diner; letterpress wedding announcements, stationery and business cards for several artists; a special book project for the UNC School of Journalism; and a suite of poetry chapbooks for Three Count Pour.

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.