Upcoming Events & Shows

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

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 recent H&B titles, stories from the collaborations, and providing a glimpse into the behind the scenes collaborations and the 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 October (Photourist) and Nov/Dec (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. Greensboro is next in line.

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). 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. This book is being published on the 50th anniversary of the school.


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. Hours are 6-9pm and we often have receptions for the guest artist exhibits in the Upfront Gallery. Sometimes we have special guests like the Poetry Fox or . . .


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

7 of 18: Celebrating Durham's 2014-15 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Recipients.
Six of this years' seventeen recipients are from Durham! (and an additional recipient had a show here at the BCAC in 2008 and was awared honorary Durhamite status) and this quickly organized exhibit celebrates their work, the high Durham quotient of trecipients, and the fellowship program in general. Co-curated with Chris Vitiello, each individual also shared info in their text panel about what they plan to do in the near future as a result of being awarded the fellowship. and Jeff Pettus wrote a great synopsis of this program run by the North Carolina Arts Council for several decades.
Sept 19 - Oct 31
expanded foyer gallery hours for this show.
Third Friday Open Studios: Friday, Oct. 17: 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 nearly sold out. We are hopeful a larger trade publisher will step in to 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.


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 overhaul and 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, tend to develop more slowly in favor of weekend excursions, 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.