Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair

November 11 - 12, 2017

Elastic Arts - Chicago, Il

Chicago Printers Guild
Publishers Fair

The 2nd Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair will be held on
Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th at Elastic Arts in Chicago, IL.
The CPG Publisher’s Fair is a two-day event that offers a strong platform of exchange for the public to intersect with artists who "make things for print".

Saturday, November 11th

Opening Night Party

6pm - 12pm

Featured Speakers:
Luke Drozd (London)
Tanner Woodford (Chicago)

+ Print Trivia
+ Jolly Jogger Award
(Print Practioner of 2017)
+ DJ Jan Jammerlappen

Sunday, November 12th

Publishers Fair

10am – 6pm

Featured Artists/Publishers:

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Elastic Arts

3429 W Diversey Ave.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647

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Luke Drozd

Luke Drozd is a London based artist and maker. His work takes a variety of forms focussing on print and sculptural works, alongside performance as part of duo Reet Maff'l. He also works collaboratively with the UK Poster Association (UKPA), and is one half of curatorial team 38b Projects.

Luke will be presenting an overview of his artistic activity as an artist with a DIY outlook, looking at the work he does across the world of gig posters / commercial illustration, alongside his less commercial artistic practice and how these tie in with his collaborative and curatorial interests and projects with United Kingdom Poster Assosciation, Black Dogs, Reet Maff'l and 38b Projects.

Tanner Woodford

Tanner Woodford is founder, executive director, and bartender of the Chicago Design Museum, maker of Iterative Work, and faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is irrepressibly optimistic, and believes design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition.

Every Sunday in 2017, Tanner Woodford has sent Chicago Design Museum members a handwritten letter from a notable figure that answers the question “What is worth preserving?" The series has included responses from the likes of Jane Goodall, Dave Eggers, and an incarcerated inmate. In this talk, he will introduce the project, and read some of the responses he has received.


Presented by

Chicago Printers Guild

In partnership with

Chicago Printers Guild Partner Elastic Arts

With additional support from

Chicago Printers Guild Support Sonnenzimmer Chicago Printers Guild Support Chicago Design Museum Chicago Printers Guild Support Baker Prints


General Inquiries and Sponsorship
Nadine Nakanishi

Media Requests
Rachelle Hill

CPG Fair Archive

Art and Design Contributions
Troy Lehman

Website Support
Troy Lehman



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