Tour of Paper Machine!

Members and friends enjoyed a really interesting tour of Antenna’s Paper Machine on Saturday, June 1 in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward.  We toured the facility, viewed amazing book creations in its Artist Book Collection, and learned about the center’s community efforts and student outreach.  We gazed in awe at the overhead kinetic sculptural print machine!  Finally, we got a hands-on lesson in creating and printing our own cards, including choosing the message, paper, colors and type face.  See below photos of members setting the type and taking turns on the printing press!  Check out the message on our custom-printed cards!  Many thanks to Paper Machine artists Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz.

Paper Machine is a 5000 sq ft print shop in the Lower 9th Ward housing a range of traditional and cutting edge print technologies, to enhance, amplify, and explore New Orleans’s rich printing heritage while providing significant opportunities for artists and residents of the Lower Ninth Ward and beyond.