University of South Alabama - Library Art Galleries
Past Exhibitions
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Mary Ann Sampson, Louise L. Foster & Ian Robertson -“Letterpress Printing & Bookbinding”

September 1, 2009- December 18, 2009 (Third Floor Gallery Display Cases)

Letterpress and playbills as well as hand binding were displayed at the University of South Alabama Library, third floor gallery display cases September 1, 2009 - December 18, 2009. Mary Ann Sampson began making unique books after participating in a conceptual bookmaking workshop with Keith Smith at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Sampson gradually incorporated her books into small theatrical settings. Louise L. Foster is a self-employed book conservator and does hand binding, repair and paper decoration. She studied under Don Glaister and Wesley Baker in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama. Ian Robertson does fine letterpress printing of books, broadsides and ephemera with an emphasis on typography and composition. He is self-taught with the great help of outstanding mentors in topography, printing and illustration.

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Mary Ann Sampson          
Louise L. Foster          
Ian Robertson          
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