Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Thomas J. Joyce, James M. Wells, Frank J. Piehl, Michael Thompson, Susan F. Rossen, Kim Coventry, Kevin Davis with Robert A. Cotner, Celia Hilliard, John P. Chalmers, Arthur H. Miller
Susan F. Rossen
Ralph Fletcher Seymour, publisher : Alderbrink Press / Thomas J. Joyce -- Private Press of Will Ransom / James M. Wells -- Trovillion Private Press / Frank J. Piehl -- Steen Hinrichsen / Michael Thompson -- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Printing Arts / Susan F. Rossen -- Holiday Press / Kim Coventry -- Pony Barn Press ; Sign of the Hand / Kevin Davis with Robert A. Cotner -- The Broadside Press ; The Monastery Hill Press ; The Printing Office of Philip Reed ; October House / Celia Hilliard -- Black Cat Press ; Normandie House ; The Norman Press ; At the Sign of the Gargoyle / John P. Chalmers -- Pocahontas Press / Arthur H. Miller.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Inland Printers: the Fine-Press Movement in Chicago, 1920-45", organized by The Caxton Club of Chicago and held from January 10-February 21, 2003 at Columbia College Center for the Book & Paper Arts.
This book features a variety of examples from the Art Institute of Chicago's collection of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), the preeminent Mexican broadside artist. Broadsides, a mainstay of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Mexican penny press, were colorful, graphically powerful handbills treating a variety of themes, produced by publishers in collaboration with graphic artists like Posada. A critical essay by Posada Project guest curator Donna Miliotes (featured in both English and Spanish) analyzes Posada and his art in the context of his biography, his era, his politics, and the genre of the broadside. Published in conjunction with a two-part Art Institute exhibit (June 24-September 25, 2006; October 7, 2006-January 17, 2007).