The Bookarts Work of Sailorboypress: The Politics of Content
Jeffrey Morin is Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He established sailorBOYpress with a mission to produce limited-edition, letterpress books about the AIDS pandemic, homosexuality in society, and the reinterpretation of classic art and religious themes in order to create modern voices for historical dialogues. Prof. Morin will present on the latest creative project for the press: the reinterpretation of the Stations of the Cross to address the stages of denial, realization, and reconciliation for one faced with an AIDS diagnosis. Another work included in the presentation will highlight collaboration in Martyr, Murder, & Rooster, a joint project with Caren Heft of Arcadian press. This trilogy includes the subjects of suicide bombers, AIDS in Africa, and industrial mercury poisoning. This presentation will integrate the work of sailorBOYpress into the modern book arts movement in the Unites States.
Keywords: Letterpress, Book Arts, sailorBOYpress, Social and Political Content, Private Press, Fine Press, Small Press, Artists' Books, Typography
Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point