Purpose / Mission statement

“Behind the Platen 2” is a traveling exhibition featuring work from artists and printmakers who continue to evolve the legacy of letterpress printing. The exhibit demonstrates how the medium is being explored and utilized in our contemporary design culture, from hobbyist to commercial shops and experimentation to client work.  

Behind the Platen 2 will stop at educational institutions throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Each location will host the curated gallery show along with a coinciding lecture from one of our featured Printmakers. Stay tuned for more information on participating artists and show locations.

We are seeking:

Higher Ed institutions for hosting the exhibit and opening reception. We feel the exhibit pairs particularly great with Design and Art programs and serves as a wonderful educational platform. If you or someone you know is the right person to discuss hosting us, please reach out!

(Andy and Miranda)