The Common Press

The Common Press is the letterpress printing studio at the University of Pennsylvania. It is supported by a collaboration of interests at Penn, including writing (15th Room Press, Kelly Writers House), print culture (the Rare Book & Manuscript Library), and visual arts and design (the School of Design). The Common Press was founded on January 17, 2006, the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. The Common Press provides a mixed media environment to support the teaching of design and fine arts to students, to encourage collaboration on projects across the university, and to expose students to contemporary print culture

Monday, October 27, 2008

Charles Burns

Matt Neff entertaining Charles Burns at Penn

The Pod View

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

The Common Press participated in its first Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) on October 4th, 2008!

For those who didn't make it out on Saturday, Mali was selling her limited edition PUCKFUCKER T-shirts.
Time is running out!!! Get your PUCKFUCKER T-shirt today, and wear it on election day (not to the polls though, cuz thats illegal....?). Just shoot us an email ( for more information.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Joanna Drucker Workshop

Some highlights from last spring....