Print Out

Print Out featured a collection of small-press publications and independent zines produced in multiple by various artists and designers. Displayed at the Stevenson University School of Design Gallery, the exhibition examined the concept of artist’s multiples and explored the underlying equipment used to produce each edition.

Environmental graphics were created for the gallery walls that reinforced the idea of artist’s multiples and utilized similar equipment. More than 300 printed squares of paper were arranged in a grid to spell PRINT. The bitmap font created by the grid as well as the pattern printed on each square reference the original Macintosh operating system, which together with its revolutionary application PageMaker ushered in the era of desktop publishing and was a precursor for today’s self-publishing boom.