Friday, June 12, 2009

Chicago's Printer's Row Lit Fest!

Each year, the Chicago Calligraphy Collective participates in this book fair held in downtown Chicago, in the old "Printer's Row" district. Chicago has a long history in the printing arts, and this area used to be home to some of the biggest names in printing.

CCC members volunteer their time and talent to hand-letter bookmarks for passers-by. For a mere $1, these customers get to enjoy watching seasoned scribes create beautiful bookmarks. It's such a lot of fun. This was my first experience as a volunteer, and I absolutely loved it!

Here are a few photos of some of my special CCC friends doing their thing!

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