2016 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 2

…llaboration between Writers in the Schools program , long-term patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington. These six printers share with us how they brought each writer’s words to vivid life in the 2016 edition. Nicole Cronin 2016 marked my fourth year participating in the Children’s Broadside Project. Each time, I am excited to create art for a good cause alongside my fellow printers! I was i… Continue reading Continue reading

2017 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 1

…WITS worked with big-hearted printers as well as long term patients at the Seattle Children’s Hospital in this exceptional opportunity for fun, creativity, and stirring works of art. This first installment of a two part blog showcases four printers who share their creative printing process and capture the wonder of the children’s writing. Sarah Kulfan I was very excited to print Merrick’s poem for this year’s Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadside… Continue reading Continue reading

2019 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 2

…ollaboration between Writers in the Schools program, long-term patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington. These five printers share with us how they brought each young writer’s words to life. Justin Gonyea I was very excited when I first read AJ’s poem because it would allow me to mix my love of comic books and letterpress. I love that AJ wrote a poem about the Incredible Hulk that a lot of k… Continue reading Continue reading

2016 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 1

…chool of Visual Concepts in Seattle. WITS works with long term patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital to write poetry, out of which printers & artists create beautiful letterpress broadside prints. Boxcar Press supports this project with photopolymer plates for the limited run of broadsides. Participating printers share their experiences bringing each poet’s words to life in this year’s edition. This first installment features six printers who sh… Continue reading Continue reading

2018 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 1

…S), the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, and young local poets at the Seattle Children’s Hospital was 20 cleverly crafted broadsides. Each print had a limited run of 110 editions. This first installment of a two-part blog highlights four printers who share their heartwarming experience bringing their young poets words to life. Bonnie Thompson Norman The process of working on the Children’s Hospital broadside project each year is a combination… Continue reading Continue reading

2019 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 1

…earted printers bringing alive the thoughts of long-term patients from the Seattle Children’s Hospital. The result is nothing short of fun, colorful, whimsical, and inspiring.  This first installment of a two-part blog highlights four printers who share their creative processes and showcase the magic of the children’s writing. Enjoy! Amy Redmon d   When we gathered at SVC to kick off this year’s series with the reading of the kid’s poems, I was co… Continue reading Continue reading

2018 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 2

…and Ann Teplick), the School of Visual Concepts, and long-term patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital all joined creative forces to produce original stories that come to life in beautifully crafts printed works. Sarah Kulfan reflects on this year’s printing experience of adding in fun & color to their special young writer’s words. “I am always blown away by the talent and commitment of our young poets and this group of printers. Many have been in… Continue reading Continue reading

2015 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides

…e letterpress printing with children, and none is more dear to us than the Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadside project. This collaboration with 22 artists and pediatric patients always yields beautiful art and prose. The children’s ages range from 5 to 20, and through the Writers in the Schools program (WITS – a poetry program spearheaded by Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick) the children create amazing imagery with words. The printers at the School… Continue reading Continue reading

2017 Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides: Part 2

…ogram spearheaded by Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick), long term patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the School of Visual Concepts . These five printers share with us how they brought to life the young poets’ colorful imagination in a cornucopia of color, text, texture, and fun imagery. Jane Suchan While at Seattle Children’s Hospital, 14 year old Mary McCann learned to knit and wrote the two poems used for her broadside. I was drawn to Mar… Continue reading Continue reading

Letterpress Printing Journeys: Amy Redmond of Amada Press

…taken care of. And as a participant in SVC’s Poetry Broadside project with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Arts & Lectures, I know that the project would not be financially possible without plate donations from Boxcar and paper donations from Neenah. On behalf of the printers at the School of Visual Concepts, thank you! PRINTING TIPS Roller bearers are my best friends — I never lock up a form in a chase without them. Also, always use prote… Continue reading Continue reading

2014 Seattle Children’s Hospital Letterpress Broadsides

…lick from the WITS program worked with long term pediatric patients at the Seattle Children’s Hospital to write poetry, and the artists use the poetry to create beautiful letterpress broadsides. This year, 20 artists worked on the project to create 20 prints for the Seattle Children’s Hospital Broadsides project. We supported the project by donating photopolymer plates to help offset the product costs involved with creating this limited run (only… Continue reading Continue reading

Born in the Sky- Letterpress Poems by Pediatric Patients

children’s groups and hospitals to be auctioned off as a fundraiser. There is a limited edition of 75 on each. Many thanks to all who were involved: Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle Children’s Hospital, School of Visual Concepts, Mohawk Fine Papers, Puget Bindery, Ecological Fibers, Boxcar Press…. Continue reading Continue reading

The Second Annual Letterpress Broadsides Project

…n. For the last two years, WITS has worked with terminally ill patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital to write poetry, out of which artists create beautiful letterpress broadsides. At Boxcar Press, we were privileged to be included yet again, and gladly offered up free photopolymer plates for the project. Below are photos of the process, as well as few shots of the incredibly inspiring poetry written by these kids and young adults. The second ann… Continue reading Continue reading

Inquisitive Printers – More Curious Items To Intrigue

…try cards and other literary variants became popular educational tools for children. The card ban wasn’t formally lifted until late in the Meiji period, when Japan was “westernizing”. Clandestine cardplayer Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in 1889 and began manufacturing the popular Hanafuda (“Flower Game”) deck, which has 12 suits of 4 cards each. (Photography courtesy of user digitalhypnosisi (via imgur.com ) I imagine that Nintendo, innovativ… Continue reading Continue reading