A Printmaker’s Progress

A Slide Lecture by Lance Hidy

Lance Hidy artOn Friday, November 7, 2014 renowned graphic artist Lance Hidy charted the progress of his explorations in traditional graphic arts media in a slide lecture and explained how that pursuit led him to become an early adopter of digital tools. The breadth of his work is on display in the Museum of Printing exhibition rooms — from artist’s books using letterpress, etching, and wood engraving, through silkscreen, photography, and finally, Photoshop.

Among the highlights of his talk was the story of adapting his poster lettering for the typeface Penumbra, three U.S. postage stamps, and his collaboration with Ansel Adams.

Hidy continues to practice illustration, book design, and photography from his studio in Merrimac, Massachusetts. A graduate of Yale, he is a professor of art at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill.

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