Prints charm­ing

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - FRONT PAGE - By Phillip Valys SOUTHFLORIDA.COM

Leave the iPads at home, folks. Book­binders, poster­mak­ers and a gi­ant print­mak­ing steam­roller will cel­e­brate South Florida’s off-the-grid in­ge­nu­ity dur­ing this week­end’s Small Press Fair in Fort Laud­erdale.

SPF ’18: Small Press Fair Fort Laud­erdale re­turns takes place Nov. 10 at the Projects ware­house in FAT Vil­lage. Co-founders Sarah Michelle Rupert (of Fort Laud­erdale gallery Girls’ Club Col­lec­tion) and In­grid Schin­dall of IS Projects, a Fort Laud­erdale print­mak­ing stu­dio, cre­ated the expo in 2016 as a de­fi­ant cham­pi­oning of small presses, book arts, poster­mak­ing and other lit­er­a­ture in the dig­i­tal age.

Here’s what else you should know about the Small Press Fair.

There will be demon­stra­tions of all things pa­per and ink, in­clud­ing a post­card­mak­ing sta­tion, screen-print­ing (au­di­ences can bring their own T-shirts, totes or other ob­jects) and a vin­tage let­ter­press ma­chine. Some 60 ven­dors will sell a va­ri­ety of comics, zines, artist books and small-press fic­tion in the expo’s Mar­ket sec­tion, in­clud­ing O, Mi­ami, Cringe­wor­thy and Jai Alai Books. There will also be a new ex­hibit ti­tled “Push­ing the Pull,” fea­tur­ing new works by 30 print­mak­ing artists.

Per­haps the big­gest crowd pleaser of the fair, the print­mak­ing steam­roller will be parked out­side the Projects ware­house, rolling over newly cre­ated re­lief prints. An old pro at us­ing steam­rollers, you say? Visi­tors can reg­is­ter to use the ma­chine by fill­ing out this form on­line.

There is. Af­ter the steam­roller flat­tens its fi­nal block print of the day, the party will press on at Laser Wolf (7 p.m.-2 a.m. at 901 Pro­gresso Drive, Fort Laud­erdale), where the lit­er­ary -minded can find food trucks, craft beer and live mu­sic.

SPF ’18: Small Press Fair Fort Laud­erdale will take place noon-6 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 10, at the Projects space, 523 NWFirst Ave. Ad­mis­sion is free. Go to SPF-FTL.com. pvalys@southflorida.com or 954-356-4364

MON­ICA MCGIVERN AND SMALL PRESS FAIR

Prints, posters, vin­tage pho­tos and other printed ma­te­ri­als will be on sale dur­ing Satur­day’s Small Press Fair in Fort Laud­erdale.

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