Print / Maker

I’m honored to have my letterpress work (Amada Press) featured alongside some of my favorite letterpress contemporaries in Janine Vangool’s latest addition to her UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration series. Print / Maker (Volume P) profiles designers, artists and craftspeople who use printmaking and print technology to make things for themselves and others. The book includes in-depth interviews with printers, stationers, publishers, zine-makers, homeware and clothing designers through studio pictures, portfolios and sound advice from print/makers from around the world. Published October 2018 by Uppercase Magazine. (Order the book.)

2018 Children’s Hospital Broadside Project

This collaboration between the School of Visual Concepts and Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program at Seattle Children’s Hospital yields some of the most moving and meaningful work to come off SVC’s presses. Terminally ill and long-term patients write poems from the heart, which SVC’s team of artists turn into stunning letterpress broadsides. Article written & published in November 2018 by Boxcar Press.

Letterpress Printing Journeys: Amy Redmond of Amada Press

An interview with Amy E. Redmond of Amada Press, published in November 2017 by Boxcar Press.

A Boy and His Type: The Typographic Art of Christopher Stern

Article for Interrobang, written by Amy E. Redmond & published in 2007 by the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA).

speaking + teaching engagements

Workshop Instructor

AIGA “Into the Woods” Design Conference (Oct. 5–7, 2018)
Sleeping Lady Lodge; Leavenworth, WA 

I loaded up the wagon for my favorite design conference with toys from the School of Visual Concepts’ letterpress print shop. During this weekend of creative fun in the American Alps we used natural materials, foraged from the forest floor, to create pictorial & typographic monoprints. We also played with wood type & experiment with hand-inking & overprinting! Produced by AIGA Seattle.

Hello My Name Is… Most Likely Not Futura (A Letterpress Adventure in Metal Type Identification)

TypeCon XX (August 3–5, 2018)
Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA); Portland, OR

Abstract: The Panama Papers made waves as “Font Gate” in mainstream media last year, illuminating how forensic typography can authenticate documents in the digital age. But for letterpress printers working with analog type collections, an entirely different set of forensic techniques are needed to identify imposters.

In this reverent tale of an apprentice continuing the work of her mentors, Amy Redmond shares how a routine inventory review of Stern & Faye Printer’s metal house face, Futura, uncovered questions about its accuracy. Learn the techniques she used to unearth the true identities of its family members, and why she felt compelled to embark on an adventure in conscientious type stewardship.

Connecting the dots between Portland and Seattle’s living letterpress history, Amy shows how each generation bears the responsibility of custodianship and shares how amateur type-sleuths can help ensure these treasured collections get passed forward with their ancestry intact.

Festina Lente: The New Push to Hasten Slowly

Hive Design Conference (May2017)
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA); Seattle, WA

Abstract: In a society that is rapidly changing with the rise of technology, why are some designers consciously choosing to hasten slowly, adopting more time-consuming, analog methods rumored to be on their way out? Digital progress is distracting us from one of our greatest human needs: the time to pause, reflect, and engage meaningfully with our community. The age-old adage of “Festina Lente” is new again as the analog experience becomes more valuable, not less, in the 21st century.

Visual designers Amy Redmond and Jenny Wilkson share how they’re successfully shattering the binary ceiling in the unlikeliest of places: the School of Visual Concepts’ letterpress studio in South Lake Union, ground zero of Seattle’s tech boom. Drawing on 15 years of experience teaching old tricks to new dogs, they’ll show that innovation doesn’t have to be an either/or battle between the analog and the digital. By embracing the future of technology along with its past, they’ve stumbled upon a formula for fostering social change and scratching the creative itch we’ve all been feeling.


GAP Award (2018)

In 2018 I received GAP Award funding from Artist Trust to add safe, energy-efficient heating to my art studio. This grant helps protect my irreplaceable letterpress equipment from the damaging effects of cold marine air and affords me the mental and physical capacity to pursue printmaking year-round. {Read full Press Release}

Silver ADDY Award (2016)

In 2016 I received a Silver Addy Award from American Advertising Federation (AAF) Seattle, for my poster work for listener-powered radio station KEXP 90.3 FM. {View the Poster}