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Ben Makes Books (and other printed things to tell stories)

Online Presentation

Saturday, February 19, 2022 10am Pacific Time, Noon Central Time (Ben's time zone)


Ben Blount is a Detroit born artist, designer and letterpress printer that loves books, type, and putting ink on paper. His work often explores questions of race and identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Ben is a believer in the power of the printed word and shares his passion for print and design speaking to students and educators around the country and as a board member of Artists Book House and Fine Press Book Association. His artist's books and prints are in numerous collections including The Newberry Library, the Field Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ben inks and prints and folds and binds just north of Chicago in a storefront studio in Evanston, Illinois.

You can read more about Ben and see more photos of his work at


We weren't able to record Ben's presentation, but he spoke at an event at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art that was recorded that you can watch here:

[nb: EventBrite generously provides their services to us for free and is a useful tool for collecting email addresses and sending out reminder emails and the Zoom link. EventBrite is somewhat annoying in that the interface changes frequently. On the day of meeting, you'll get a reminder email from EventBrite and it may have a link to the EventBrite event page. Don't try to access the meeting from this! Keep scrolling through the EventBrite email until you find the Zoom link. Look for the Zoom link. It will be there and we'll be happy to see you.]


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