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

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008


NOVEMBER 5, 2008

The evening began with an informal meet the artists (Paul Swenbeck, Triston Lowe, Andrew Jeffrey Wright) on a tour through the galleries of R. Crumb's Underground.
Following, Professor Matt Neff spoke about Swipe File, a new book by Charles Burns printed by Neff himself.
Finally, after grabbing cupcakes and coffee, members of the Common Press screenprinted on free Radical Art tote bags...

Andrew Jeffrey Wright, on tote bag, on beautiful lady.

Joyce wears a Paul Swenbeck Radical Art original

Manya and Sofie's Bullrider!!!! Ride that RadICAl Art!

Andrew Jeffrey Wright: SNOOOOOPPPy dog
coffee and cupcakes

printing printing printing printing

printing printing printing

Kaegan drinking coffee, black.