Saturday, August 24, 2013

918 Letterpress Ephemera Show

Deadline: September 5, 2013 (ONLINE)

918 Letterpress Ephemera Show
Samford University Art Gallery

Birmingham, AL
October 18 to November 29, 2013

Ephemera is defined as any transitory written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved. Examples of letterpress printed ephemera include: posters, greeting cards, pamphlets, postcards, tickets and zines.

The name of this show is based on the fact that letterpress wood and metal type is made .918 inches tall.

To submit your work for consideration in the 918 Letterpress Ephemera Show please use the submission form. There is no cost to submit.

We must receive all digitally submitted work by 9.5.2013 and notification of acceptance will go out on 9.18.2013.

International entries are welcome and encouraged.

If your work is accepted in the show, it will become part of the permanent collection at Samford University. The work will be used to help inspire students for years to come. We also have some great prizes you can win. Everyone in the show will receive a 918 Letterpress Show Poster.


1st place – $100
3 honorable mentions – pack of 10 letterpress greeting cards ($50 value)
Everyone – will receive a 918 Letterpress Show Poster

What to enter

You can enter any letterpress printed ephemera such as greeting cards, posters, pamphlets, postcards, tickets and zines. Hand set type, photopolymer, wood cuts, and lino cuts are all welcome entries. No framed or matted work will be accepted.

Jurors: Paul Moxon, Sarah Bryant and Scott Fisk

Work will be judged on: 1) uniqueness 2) quality of craftsmanship and printing. This is a juried show. Read about the jury.

You may submit up to four works for consideration.

Submit only quality .jpg images that can be used in our exhibition catalog. Images must be between 400k and 4meg in size. Please name your image with the title and your last name (example: title_lastname.jpg).

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