Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Moveable Type Truck in RVA!

This Thursday, the Visual Arts Center and Studio Two Three will be hosting the Moveable Type Truck as it passes through Richmond for a free open studio event! What is the Moveable Type Truck you may ask? It's the incredibly awesome 1982 Chevrolet step van that has been converted into a fully functional and mobile letterpress print shop by Kyle Durrie.

Photo by Derek Fagerstrom, via Type Truck website

The Moveable Type Truck has been on tour around the country since June and will be parking at the Visual Arts Center this Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Stop by to create a 3-color "free range creativity" poster. You can pull one color at each location: the truck, the VAC's letterpress studio, and Studio Two Three.

Kyle launched her fundraising campaign in November of 2010 with the help of Kickstarter. She was able to raise enough to fully convert the back of the 1982 Chevy with cabinets, workspace, a sign press from the mid-20th century, and an 1873 Golding Official No. 3 tabletop platen press. Her goal is to travel the country teaching and spreading the word about the awesomeness of printing the old fashioned way.

This is honestly one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Kudos to you Kyle for making this happen. Send us pictures of your prints to post if you make it out to this event!

Christie Thompson

1 comment:

Jessica Costanzo said...

Christie, you said it best: "This is honestly one of the coolest things I've ever seen." I love moveable type <3