Chris Cheney of Sawtooth Printhouse created the posters (at left) for the 2012 Handmade & Bound festival, coming up October 4-6 on the Watkins campus. Sawtooth’s mission is “to create beautifully crafted, custom designs that represent the history and high quality of traditional printmaking” — mission accomplished! A limited supply of posters and event T-shirts will be on sale during the festival.
About Handmade & Bound
Handmade & Bound Nashville, a book arts festival for the entire family, will welcome dozens of vendors and feature a variety of demos and hands-on activities during its second edition of the free community celebration, set for Thursday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 6, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.
All events are free and open to the public. Handmade & Bound begins on Thursday, Oct. 4, with a day-long community art project to create a sculpture out of books. Friday night, Oct. 5, features the opening gallery reception for the festival’s juried exhibition, Familiar Relics.
Handmade & Bound Nashville, Vol. 2 is presented by the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Library, the Watkins Community Education department, and local librarians and book artists, and supported in part by a grant from the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Joining as partners this year are the Nashville Public Library, whose Wilson Limited Editions Collection contains more than 800 limited edition books (library.nashville.org), and Turnip Green Creative Reuse, a nonprofit designed to divert useable material from landfills for creative endeavors through innovative programming (turnipgreencreativereuse.org).
The festival is an official, registered event of Artober Nashville, a broadly collaborative promotional initiative designed to highlight, inform and inspire the community’s participation in the wide range of arts activities offered in the Nashville area during the month of October. Visit NowPlayingNashville.com orArtoberNashville.com.
Event t-shirts will be on sale!
Available in international orange, Watkins-logo-blue and classic white.
(Thanks to Friendly Arctic Printing and Design)