It’s with great admiration and sadness that we bid farewell to Colin Frazer, Printer of The Press at Colorado College for the past four years as he travels back east to get his Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. Below is an audio slide show featuring Colin, his excellent book and poster work, and The Press. This piece was produced last fall, shortly after The Press reopened in its new home in Taylor Hall on the Colorado College campus. Good luck, Colin!

Founded by Jim Trissel in the late-1970s, The Press at Colorado College has long been a little-known sanctuary for the dying art of letterpress printmaking. But up until the summer of 2009, The Press was housed in a cramped and somewhat dank basement of a campus residence hall. After a nearly-190,000 pound move, The Press has now settled comfortably into its new home in Taylor Hall (the low stone building just east of Bemis Hall on the Colorado College Campus). In this slide show, outgoing printer and teacher Colin Frazer talk about his work, the move and the new shop.

 

4 Responses to Adieu to a Letterpress Printer

  1. Steve Lawson says:

    I was happy to see you post this, because I have similar feelings of “admiration and sadness” as I think about Colin leaving Colorado College. He is talented and friendly, and I only wish I had taken more time to work with him at the Press before now.

  2. Daisy says:

    I’m super excited for Colin and his new endeavors (to coin one of his favorite phrases ;-). He will be missed!

  3. Colin says:

    Aww, thanks folks. I am sad to leave the Press and all of the wonderful people in our small community. I’ll miss you too!

  4. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jamie Berger. Jamie Berger said: The Press at Colorado College gets new digs while one of its letterpress printers moves on. http://bit.ly/aOyf4i [...]

News

Getty Images
January 27, 2015 | NPR · The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.
 

 Courtesy of the Kelder family
January 27, 2015 | NPR · After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
 

Getty Images
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren’t doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.
 

Arts & Life

January 27, 2015 | NPR · Esther Freud’s new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin calls says the book has both technical prowess and grace.
 

Courtesy of Sundance Institute
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that “blew people away” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
 

January 26, 2015 | NPR · From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.
 

Music

January 27, 2015 | NPR · Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.
 

Courtesy of the artist
January 26, 2015 | NPR · Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear’s suitcase.
 

Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 2015 | WQXR · Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab